CN1576021A - Liquid container - Google Patents

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CN1576021A
CN1576021A CN 200410069789 CN200410069789A CN1576021A CN 1576021 A CN1576021 A CN 1576021A CN 200410069789 CN200410069789 CN 200410069789 CN 200410069789 A CN200410069789 A CN 200410069789A CN 1576021 A CN1576021 A CN 1576021A
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木村仁俊
坂井康人
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Abstract

本发明涉及一种液体容器,其中在通过配合部分(27、28)使壳体主体部分(32)与盖壳体(33)配合而成的容器壳体(31)内,容纳有设有液体导出部件(42)的液体包(34);在容器壳体(31)的前表面(32a)上设有用于定位液体导出部件(42)的支撑部分(43),使之与安装在盒安装部分(13)上的液体导入部件(71)相对;配合部分(27,28)以横贯支撑部分(43)的状态而配置;在配合部分(27、28)的支撑部分(43)附近形成间隙比该配合部分(27、28)中所形成的间隙更大的空间部分(29、30)。 The present invention relates to a liquid container, wherein the inner (27, 28) through the main body portion of the housing fitting portion (32) and the cover housing (33) formed with the container housing (31), provided with a liquid containing liquid coating (34) deriving means (42); a front surface of the container on the housing (31) (32a) is provided with positioning portions for supporting the liquid outlet member (42) (43), so that the mounting in the cartridge mounting portion of the liquid introducing member (71) relative to the upper (13); mating portion (27, 28) in a state traverse support portion (43) is disposed; mating portion (27, 28) of the support portion (43) formed near the gap the fitting portion than the gap (27, 28) formed in the larger space portion (29, 30). 这样,以毛细管现象流过配合部分(27、28)的液体被保存在空间部分(29、30)中,从而不会流向从空间部分往向前延伸的配合部分(27、28)。 Thus the liquid to flow through the capillary phenomenon mating portion (27, 28) are stored in the space portion (29, 30), so that does not flow mating portion (27, 28) extending from the space to the forward portion.

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液体容器 Liquid container

技术领域 FIELD

本发明涉及一种液体容器。 The present invention relates to a liquid container.

背景技术 Background technique

作为使液体向目标喷射的液体喷射装置的一种,喷墨式打印机正在被广泛使用。 As the liquid to a liquid ejecting apparatus ejecting a target one of the ink jet printer is widely used. 该喷墨式打印机具有托架和安装在该托架上的记录头。 The ink-jet printer having a carriage and a recording head mounted on the carriage. 然后,一边使该托架相对于记录介质移动,一边将墨水从形成在记录头上的喷嘴喷出,从而对印刷用纸进行印刷。 Then, while making the carrier move relative to the recording medium, the recording head while ink is ejected from the nozzle is formed, thereby printing paper for printing. 而且,在这样的喷墨式打印机中,设有可更换的墨盒,作为用于储存墨水的液体容器,并且从记录头所喷出的墨水是从该墨盒供应的。 Further, in such an ink jet printer, it has a replaceable ink cartridge as a liquid container for storing ink and a recording head is supplied from the ink ejected from the ink cartridge.

但是,近年来,在上述的喷墨式打印机中,开始在A0尺寸等大型印刷用纸上进行印刷。 However, recently, in the above-described ink jet printer, the printing paper is started at A0 size large printing and the like. 在这种情况下,由于墨水的消耗量增多,所以就需要能够储存大容量墨水的墨盒。 In this case, due to the increased amount of ink consumption, so we need to be able to store a large capacity ink cartridge. 因此,若将这种大容量的墨盒安装在托架上,则托架变重,从而可能给托架马达等带来非常大的负荷。 Thus, if such a large-capacity ink cartridge is mounted on the carriage, the bracket becomes heavy, thus potentially resulting in a very large load to the carriage motor or the like. 因此,一般采用不将墨盒安装在托架上的结构(所谓的离架式)。 Thus, the general structure of the ink cartridge is not mounted on the carriage (so-called off-carriage type).

近年来,除上述那样大型的喷墨式打印机之外,对于小型、薄型的喷墨式打印机,也提出有为了使布置具有自由度而采用离架式结构的方案。 In recent years, a large addition to the above ink jet printer, for small and thin ink jet printer, the arrangement has also been proposed to make use of the program and a degree of freedom from the rack structure.

然后,在上述离架方式中,将设置了墨水导出部件的墨水包容纳在由壳体主体部分和盖壳体构成的容器壳体内,从而形成墨盒。 Then, in the above-described off-carriage, the ink pack provided with the ink outlet member housed in the container housing consisting of housing body portion and a cover housing, thereby forming an ink cartridge. 如上所述容纳的墨水包由将其墨水导出部件形成在容器壳体的前表面上的支撑部分来定位。 As described above receiving ink pack is located by the support portion to the ink outlet member is formed on the front surface of the container body. 所述支撑部分的中央部分设有收纳口(reception opening),并且记录装置一侧的盒安装部分上所配置的针状墨水导入部件(墨水供应针)经过所述收纳口而相对地插入到墨水导出部件中。 The central support portion is provided with a receiving opening (reception opening), and the ink introducing needle (ink supply needle) which is arranged on one side of the cartridge mounting portion of the recording apparatus through the receiving opening and is relatively inserted into the ink export component.

专利文献1:日本专利特开平10-217499号公报。 Patent Document 1: Japanese Patent Laid-Open Publication No. 10-217499.

如上所述,若墨水供应针保持插入在墨水包的墨水导出部分,则墨水不会泄漏。 As described above, when the ink supply needle remains inserted in the ink outlet portion of the ink pack, the ink does not leak. 另一方面,在墨水包已变空时,将墨盒从盒安装部分拔出,进行更换。 On the other hand, in the ink pack has become empty, the cartridge removed from the cartridge mounting portion, to be replaced. 在拔出墨盒时,由于露出的墨水供应针的表面被墨水浸湿,或者由于在拔出的过渡期间有少量墨水飞溅,从而会产生墨水泄漏。 In the ink cartridge is pulled out, due to the exposed surface of the ink supply needle of the ink is wet, or pulled out during the transition because a small amount of ink splashes, which would produce ink leakage. 若用户多于通常的次数地反复进行墨盒的拔出和安装,则如上所述,泄漏的墨水的量会积聚至可流动的程度,从而,所述墨水在壳体主体部分与盖壳体的配合部分的间隙部分以毛细管现象流动,并从上述支撑部分流动到隔离的地方。 If more than the usual number of times a user repeats the extraction and cartridge mounting, as described above, the amount of leakage of the ink flow will be accumulated to such an extent, whereby the ink in the housing body portion and the cover of the housing with the gap portion of the flow to the capillary phenomenon, and from the support portion where the flow to isolate.

如果将上述产生了墨水流动的墨水包用手拿着进行取出和放入,则手会被墨水弄脏,或者墨水污染会波及到装置的盒安装部分。 If the above-described ink flow generated ink pack for hand held and withdrawn into, the hands are stained with ink, or ink contamination will spread to the cartridge mounting portion of the device.

而且,上述问题不仅是离架方式的喷墨式打印机中应该解决的问题,也是将墨盒安装在盒安装部分上那种形式的喷墨式打印机中应该解决的问题,其中,所述墨盒是将设置了墨水导出部件的墨水包容纳在由壳体主体部分和盖壳体构成的容器壳体内而形成的;所述盒安装部分被形成在托架上。 Further, the problem is not only from the aspect of an ink jet printer frame should solve the problem, the problem is the ink cartridge is mounted on the cartridge mounting portion in the form of an ink jet printer that should be addressed, wherein the ink cartridge is provided the ink pack housed in the ink outlet member of the container housing is formed by the housing body portion and a cover housing is formed; the cartridge mounting portion is formed on the bracket.

本发明是为了解决上述问题而作出的,其目的是提供一种可以抑制泄漏的液体沿着液体容器浸入液体容器。 The present invention is made to solve the above problems, and its object is to provide a liquid leak can be suppressed along the liquid container is immersed in the liquid container.

而且,本发明的目的是提供一种可抑制由于毛细管现象所导致的液体流动的液体容器。 Further, an object of the present invention is to provide a liquid container can be suppressed due to the capillary phenomenon caused by the liquid flow.

上述那样的喷墨式打印机正在朝着应用范围日益扩大,且要求更高清晰度印刷画质等的多样化发展。 The ink jet printer as described above is increasing towards applications, and a higher definition requires diversification of printed image quality and the like. 随之,喷墨式打印机中所使用的墨水的种类也正在多样化,根据印刷内容更换墨盒来进行印刷等的运用正在进行。 Following this, the kind used in ink jet printer ink is also being diversified, the replaceable ink printing or the like to use the content being printed. 这样,在根据印刷内容而进行更换墨盒的操作的喷墨式打印机中,需要包括墨水信息的墨盒。 Thus, in the ink jet printer and ink cartridge replacement operation according to print content, the required information includes an ink cartridge. 因此,为了对墨盒的墨水种类和墨水余量等进行管理,提出有关于安装了可读出和写入数据的半导体存储装置的墨盒的方案(专利文献2、3)。 Accordingly, in order to balance the kind of ink and the ink cartridges and the like for management, there has been proposed a semiconductor memory device on the ink cartridge and writing data read installed (Patent Documents 2 and 3).

而且,还提出在墨盒中,除了具有用于存储墨水信息的电路板,还具有作为墨水袋的墨水包,和用于回收废墨水的废墨回收体,并可以根据墨水特性进行印刷(专利文献4)。 Further, in the ink cartridge has also been proposed, in addition to a circuit board for storing ink information, but also as an ink pack having an ink bag for recovering waste ink and waste ink recovery thereof, and can be printed (according to the characteristic of the ink Patent Document 4).

专利文献2:日本专利特开2002-1979号公报; Patent Document 2: Japanese Patent Laid-Open Publication No. 2002-1979;

专利文献3:日本专利特开2002-19135号公报;专利文献4:日本专利特许第3222454号。 Patent Document 3: Japanese Patent Laid-Open Publication No. 2002-19135; Patent Document 4: Japanese Patent No. 3222454.

然而,在上述墨盒中,由于所述电路板离供应墨水的位置或排出墨水的位置很近,所以,隐含着由于墨水飞溅或墨水滴下等而使得墨水附着在电路板上的问题。 However, in the ink cartridge, since the ink supplied from said circuit board, or a position close to the ink discharge position, therefore, implies that since splashes of ink or the like so that the problem of ink dripping ink adhered to the circuit board. 详细地说,墨水的飞溅或墨水滴下等,是在将墨盒从打印机主体装卸时,从供应墨水的墨水供应口和回收废墨水的废墨回收口引起的。 In detail, the ink splashes or ink dropping the like, is detachable from the printer main body, the ink supplied from the ink supply port and waste ink recovered waste ink recovery port due to ink cartridge. 因此,若产生墨水飞溅或墨水滴下,则墨水会附着在处于与墨水供应口和废墨回收口相邻的位置的电路板上。 Accordingly, when the ink dripping or splashing ink produced, in the ink adheres to the ink supply port and a waste ink recovery port adjacent positions on the circuit board.

发明内容 SUMMARY

本发明是为了解决上述问题而作出的,其目的是提供一种液体容器,使得即使在从液体供应口和液体回收口有墨水滴下或飞溅的情况下,也不会给电子器件带来影响。 The present invention is made to solve the above problems, and its object is to provide a liquid container, so that even with the liquid from the liquid supply port and a recovery port dripping or splashing of ink, the electronic device will not affect.

本发明的液体容器,其要点在于,在使壳体主体部分与盖壳体配合而成的容器壳体内,容纳有液体储存部分,所述液体储存部分设有液体导出部件,用于导出所储存的液体;在所述容器壳体的前表面设有支撑部分,用于固定液体导出部件;所述壳体主体部分与盖壳体的配合部分以其横穿所述支撑部分的状态被配置;在所述配合部分中的支撑部分附近形成了空间部分,所述空间部分的间隙比形成在所述配合部分的间隙大。 The liquid container of the present invention, the gist is that, in the casing body and the cover portion of the housing formed with the container housing containing a liquid storage portion, the liquid storing portion is provided with liquid outlet means for deriving the stored liquid; provided on the front surface of the container support portion of the housing, for fixing the liquid outlet member; said housing body portion and the cover portion of the housing thereof fitted state traverses the support portion is arranged; in the vicinity of the support fitting portion is formed in the space portion, the gap ratio of said space portion is formed in said large clearance portion of the fitting.

即使从所述盒安装部分一侧的液体导入部件与液体容器一侧的液体导出部件吻合的地方流出的液体以毛细管现象流过所述配合部分,该墨水也会被储存在由比配合部分的间隙更大的间隙构成的所述空间部分中。 Even if the liquid introducing side member and the liquid from the liquid container mounting portion of a side of the cartridge extracting liquid flows where anastomosis member to flow through the capillary phenomenon of the mating portion, the ink will be stored in the gap than the mating portion the larger gap space portion constituted. 即使在该储存现象中,液体在具有扩大了的空间容积的间隙部分也呈毛细管现象,从而处于被保存在空间部分中的状态。 Even in this storage phenomenon, the gap having the liquid portion of the expanded volume of space also form a capillary phenomenon, whereby a state is stored in the space portion. 因此,配合部分中的液体的流动被停止在所述空间部分的地方,并防止了液体从空间部分流向进一步向前延伸的配合部分。 Thus, the liquid flow is stopped mating portion of the space portion in place and prevent the mating portion from the liquid flow to the space portion extending further forward. 通过这样的对液体流动的抑制现象,可以将液体容器的液体污染限制在最小范围内,而且还可以防止当在盒安装部分上装卸液体容器时手被液体弄脏。 Such suppression of liquid flow, the liquid container may be contaminated liquid limit to a minimum, but also to prevent the liquid container when the removable cartridge mounting portion on the hands are soiled by the liquid.

在本发明的液体容器中,在所述容器壳体的前表面的端部,和存在于最接近所述端部的地方的支撑部分之间,设有所述空间部分,此时,在配置于所述容器壳体的前表面的范围内的空间部分中抑制了液体在所述配合部分中的流动。 In the liquid container of the present invention, between the end portion of the front surface of the container body, and is present in the place closest to the end portion of the support portion, the space portion is provided, this time, in the configuration in the range of the space portion of the front surface of the container body of the liquid flow is suppressed in the mating portion. 因此,可以防止液体流到所述前表面的范围之外,例如流动到容器壳体的横侧面处。 Thus, the liquid can be prevented from flowing outside the range of the front surface, the lateral side of the housing to the container such as flow.

在本发明的液体容器中,所述空间部分被分别设在容器壳体前表面的两端部附近,此时,即使是多个所述支撑部分被配置在容器壳体的前表面上的结构,也可以在所述前表面的两端部附近抑制液体的流动,可以防止液体流到所述前表面的范围之外,例如流动到容器壳体的横侧面处。 In the liquid container of the present invention, the space portion are respectively provided near both end portions of the front surface of the container body, at this time, even when a plurality of the support portions are arranged on the front surface of the container body configuration , flow of the liquid can be suppressed in the vicinity of both end portions of the front surface, the liquid can be prevented from flowing to the outside surface of the front range, for example, flows into the lateral side of the container housing.

在本发明的液体容器中,多个所述支撑部分被并列地设在所述容器壳体的前表面上,并对应于所述各个支撑部分容纳有多个液体包,此时,因为容器壳体内所容纳的多个液体包的液体导出部件被所配置的支撑部分定位,所以,多个液体包处于在容器壳体内正确排列的状态,并且其它液体包的过多重量没有集中在特定的液体包上,从而可以使来自各个液体包的液体供应均匀。 In the liquid container of the present invention, the plurality of support portions are provided in parallel on a front surface of the container housing, and corresponding to the respective support part containing a plurality of liquid coating, at this time, because the vessel shell positioning a plurality of support portions of the liquid contained in the package body liquid outlet member being configured so that a plurality of liquid packages arranged in the correct state within the container housing, and the weight of the other excess liquid coating is not concentrated on a specific liquid the package, so that the liquid can be supplied from the respective liquid coating uniformity. 同时,即使在多种液体泄漏时,也可以在所述空间部分中抑制液体沿着配合部分流动。 Meanwhile, even when the plurality of fluid leakage can be suppressed along with the liquid flow portion in the space portion.

在本发明的液体容器中,所述空间部分被分别设在支撑部分的两侧,此时,可以将空间部分配置在离支撑部分更近的地方,从而可以将流过配合部分的液体的流动范围减小至最小限度。 In the liquid container of the present invention, the space portion are respectively provided on both sides of the support portion, in which case, the space portion may be disposed away from the support portion closer to the place, thus the flow of the liquid flowing through the fitting portion range is reduced to a minimum.

在本发明的液体容器中,所述配合部分的配合方向被设定为壳体主体部分的大致深度方向;在所述配合方向上看,所述空间部分的间隙尺寸被设定得比所述配合部分的间隙尺寸大,此时,可以在所述配合方向上确保空间部分的间隙,从而可以配置与配合部分的配合结构相适合的空间部分。 In the liquid container of the present invention, the mating portion mating direction is set to be substantially the depth direction of the body portion of the housing; in the mating direction of view, the gap dimension of the space portion is set larger than the clearance fit portion large in size, this time, a gap space portion can be ensured in the mating direction, the mating can be configured with mating moiety suitable space portion.

在本发明的液体容器中,所述配合部分的配合方向被设定为壳体主体部分的大致深度方向;在与所述配合方向大致正交的方向上看,所述空间部分的间隙尺寸被设定得比所述配合部分的间隙尺寸大,此时,因为可以在与所述配合方向正交的方向上确保空间部分的间隙,所以,可以配置与配合部分的配合结构相适合的空间部分。 In the liquid container of the present invention, the mating portion mating direction is set to be substantially the depth direction of the body portion of the housing; viewed in the direction substantially perpendicular to the mating direction, the gap size of the space portion is is set larger than the size of the portion with a large gap, at this time, since the portion of the interstitial space can be ensured in a direction perpendicular to the mating direction, it is possible to configure the structure of the complex with the mating portion with the space portion adapted .

在本发明的液体容器中,所述空间部分是在配合部分的壳体主体部分和/或盖壳体部分的一部分上设置凹入部分而形成的,此时,相对于壳体主体部分或盖壳体的凹部成型的自由度被扩大,这样,可以根据流过配合部分的液体的动作形成最佳的空间部分。 In the liquid container of the present invention, the space portion is a concave portion provided on a mating portion of the housing body portion and / or the cover portion of the housing is formed, in which case, the body portion relative to the housing or the cover shaped housing recess is enlarged degree of freedom, so that a space portion can be formed in accordance with the optimal operation of the liquid flowing through the fitting portions.

在本发明的液体容器中,所述空间部分由贯通部分来形成,其中所述贯通部分设在形成配合部分的一部分的壁部件上,此时,可以向由所述贯通部分而形成的空间赋予液体保存功能,并且也可以适于液体的流动动作并以高自由度来进行所述空间部分的形成。 In the liquid container of the invention, the spatial portion formed by a through portion, wherein the through portion is provided in the upper wall member forming part of the fitting portion, at this time, can be imparted to the space defined by the through portion is formed a liquid storage function, and can be adapted to the operation of the liquid flow and high degree of freedom to form the space portion.

在本发明的液体容器中,所述支撑部分是通过使形成在壳体主体部分一侧的下侧支撑部分和形成在盖壳体一侧的上侧支撑部分吻合而构成的;设有收纳口,用于收纳在支撑部分的前表面部分上所形成的所述液体导入部件;所述配合部分被配置成横切收纳口,此时,因为通过使盖壳体吻合在壳体主体部分上来形成支撑部分和所述收纳口,所以,对于结构简化来说很有效。 In the liquid container of the invention, the support portion is formed by the side portion of the lower portion of the support body side of the housing and the cover is formed at the upper side anastomosis side of the housing support portion constituted; receiving opening is provided , for receiving the liquid introducing member on the front surface portion of the support portion is formed; portion is configured to fit the transverse receiving opening, at this time, since the housing by the cover fit onto the body portion is formed in the housing support portion and the receiving opening, so that a simplified structure is very effective. 而且,因为所述配合部分,即壳体主体部分与盖壳体的割线横切收纳口,所以,在液体以飞沫等飞溅的地方附近存在配合部分,能够使得液体可靠地在配合部分中流动,进而可以防止在与配合部分相连的空间部分中流动。 Further, since the fitting portion, i.e., the housing body portion and transverse secant cover housing receiving opening, so that the presence of the mating portion in the vicinity of splashing liquid droplets and other places, so that the liquid can be reliably mating portion flow, and thus can be prevented from flowing in the space portion connectable with a mating portion.

本发明的液体容器,具有电路板和废液回收部分,并被可装卸地安装在液体喷射装置中,其中所述电路板实际上安装了存储液体信息的存储装置,所述废液回收部分用于回收来自液体喷射装置的废液,其中,在所述液体容器的侧面的一端形成与所述废液回收部分连通的废液回收口,同时,在与所述废液回收口相反一侧的所述侧面的另一端配置所述电路板。 The liquid container of the invention, a circuit board and having a waste liquid collecting portion, and is detachably mounted in the liquid ejecting apparatus, wherein said circuit board information storage means for storing the liquid is actually installed, the waste liquid recovery section with the recovery from the waste liquid ejecting apparatus, wherein a waste liquid collecting port in communication with the waste liquid recovery section at one side surface of the liquid container, while, on the opposite side of the waste liquid recovery port the other end of the side surface of the circuit board is disposed.

根据该液体容器,通过将废液回收口与电路板分开设置,从而,可使得即使在废液从废液回收口泄漏时,泄漏的废液也不会到达电路板。 According to the liquid container, the waste liquid recovery port is provided separately from the circuit board, so that, even when the waste liquid may cause leakage of the waste liquid from the waste liquid recovery port, leakage does not reach the circuit board. 因此,可以实现不使电路板受到影响的液体容器。 Thus, the liquid container can be realized without a circuit board affected.

在该液体容器中,所述电路板配置在容纳凹入部分,所述容纳凹入部分是在构成液体容器的壳体主体的底面上,从所述侧面凹入设置的。 In the liquid container, said circuit board disposed in the housing concave portion, the concave portion accommodating a housing body constituting the bottom surface of the liquid container, from the concave side disposed.

电路板被安装在与壳体主体上所形成的废液回收口的形成面正交的面上。 The circuit board is mounted on a surface perpendicular to the surface formed with the waste liquid recovery port formed in the housing body. 因此,可使得即使在液体泄漏时,泄漏的液体也不会到达电路板。 Thus, the liquid may be such that even when the liquid leaks, the leakage does not reach the circuit board. 因此,可以实现电路板不受影响的液体容器。 Thus, the liquid container may be implemented in the circuit board is not affected.

在该液体容器中,所述液体容器具有容纳了液体的液体储存袋;在所述侧面的中央部分设有供应口,用于支撑所述液体储存袋的导出部件,同时,所述电路板被配置于在安装在所述液体喷射装置中并被使用的姿态下,高于所述供应口的中心轴的位置上。 In the liquid container, the liquid container having liquid storing bags accommodated in the liquid; a central portion of said side surface is provided with a supply opening for supporting the liquid storing bag derivation means, while the circuit board is disposed in the position it is mounted on the liquid ejecting apparatus and is used, higher than the supply position of the central axis of the opening.

通过将电路板的位置设置得与供应口的中心轴的高度相同或更高,可使得即使在液体泄漏时,泄漏的液体也不会到达电路板。 By the position of the circuit board is set to be the height of the center axis of the supply port of the same or higher, the liquid may be such that even when the liquid leaks, the leakage does not reach the circuit board. 因此,可以实现电路板不受影响的液体容器。 Thus, the liquid container may be implemented in the circuit board is not affected.

在该液体容器中,所述液体容器具有多个液体储存袋;在所述侧面的中央部分分别设有供应口,用于支撑所述多个液体储存袋的导出部件,同时,所述电路板被配置于在安装在所述液体喷射装置中并被使用的姿态下,高于所述供应口的中心轴的位置上。 In the liquid container, the liquid container having a plurality of liquid storing bags; supply ports are provided in a central portion of the side surface, means for deriving a plurality of supporting the liquid storage bag, while the circuit board It is disposed in the position it is mounted on the liquid ejecting apparatus and is used, higher than the supply position of the central axis of the opening.

通过将电路板的位置设置得与供应口的中心轴的高度相同或更高,可使得即使在液体泄漏时,泄漏的液体也不会到达电路板。 By the position of the circuit board is set to be the height of the center axis of the supply port of the same or higher, the liquid may be such that even when the liquid leaks, the leakage does not reach the circuit board. 因此,可以实现电路板不受影响的液体容器。 Thus, the liquid container may be implemented in the circuit board is not affected.

在该液体容器中,所述液体储存袋是将两片柔性薄膜的四个边熔接而成的。 In the liquid container, the liquid storing bags are four sides of two flexible films obtained by welding.

因为液体储存袋是将两片柔性薄膜的四个边熔接而成的,所以形成了液体不外漏的结构。 Because the liquid storage bag is four sides of two flexible films obtained by welding, so the formation of a structure of liquid does not leak. 因此,可以实现不给电路板带来影响的液体容器。 Thus, the impact can be achieved without the circuit board to the liquid container.

在该液体容器中,在所述电路板的附近和所述废液回收口的附近的侧面上,分别设有用于定位的定位孔,当在所述液体容器被安装在所述液体喷射装置上时,将所述液体喷射装置上所设的定位销嵌入其中。 In the liquid container, on the side near the vicinity of the waste liquid recovery port and the circuit board are respectively provided with positioning holes for positioning, when being mounted on the liquid ejecting apparatus in the liquid container when the positioning pins are provided the liquid ejecting apparatus embedded therein.

在液体容器的电路板附近和废液回收口的附近,设有在液体喷射装置上安装时的定位机构,所以,在将液体容器安装在装置上时的负荷的平衡是均匀的。 In the nearby of the waste liquid recovery port of the liquid container board, when a positioning mechanism mounted on the liquid ejecting apparatus, therefore, balance the load when the liquid container is mounted on the device is uniform. 因此,可以使液体容器的安装方向保持恒定不变,从而稳定地进行安装。 Thus, the mounting direction of the liquid container is kept constant, thereby stably mounted. 而且,可以将电路板与主体一侧的连接端子部分高精度地连接起来。 Further, the connection terminal portion of the circuit board and the main body side connected with high accuracy.

本发明的液体容器,被可装卸地安装在液体喷射装置上,其具有:存储装置,用于存储液体信息;连接端子,连接在所述存储装置上,并与形成在所述液体喷射装置上的端子连接;和废液回收部分,用于储存来自液体喷射装置的废液;其中,在所述液体容器的侧面的一端形成与所述废液回收部分连通的废液回收口,同时,在与所述废液回收口相反一侧的所述侧面的另一端设置所述连接端子。 The liquid container of the invention is detachably mounted on a liquid ejecting apparatus, comprising: storage means for storing information of the liquid; a connection terminal, connected to the storage means, and formed on the liquid ejection apparatus connection terminals; and a waste liquid recovery section for storing the waste liquid from the liquid ejecting apparatus; wherein the waste liquid recovery opening is formed in communication with the waste liquid recovery section at an end side surface of the liquid container, while, in and the waste liquid recovery opening opposite the other end side of the side surface of the connection terminal is provided.

根据该液体容器,通过将废液回收口与电路板分开设置,可使得即使在废液从废液回收口泄漏时,泄漏的废液也不会到达电路板。 According to the liquid container, the waste liquid recovery port provided separately from the circuit board, so that the waste can leak, even when the waste liquid from the waste liquid recovery port, leakage does not reach the circuit board. 因此,可以实现不给连接端子带来由于液体附着所产生的影响的液体容器。 Thus, a connection terminal can be achieved without the influence of the liquid container caused due to the liquid adhering generated.

此外,在上述液体容器中,所述连接端子被形成在容纳凹入部分的内表面,所述容纳凹入部分是在构成液体容器的壳体主体的底面上,从所述侧面凹入设置的。 Further, in the liquid container, the connection terminal is formed in the inner surface of the concave receiving portion, the receiving portion is a recess on the bottom surface of the housing constituting the main body of the liquid container, the side surface is recessed from the .

连接端子被安装在与壳体主体上所形成的废液回收口的形成面正交的面上。 Connection terminals are mounted on a surface perpendicular to the surface formed with the waste liquid recovery port formed in the housing body. 因此,可使得即使在液体泄漏时,泄漏的液体也不会到达电路板。 Thus, the liquid may be such that even when the liquid leaks, the leakage does not reach the circuit board. 因此,可以实现不给连接端子带来由于液体附着所产生的影响的液体容器。 Thus, a connection terminal can be achieved without the influence of the liquid container caused due to the liquid adhering generated.

而且,在上述液体容器中,在所述连接端子的附近和所述废液回收口的附近的侧面上,分别设有用于定位的定位孔,在所述液体容器被安装在所述液体喷射装置上时,将所述液体喷射装置上所设的定位销嵌入到其中。 Further, in the liquid container, on the side close to the connection terminal and near the waste liquid collecting port, respectively, provided with a positioning hole for positioning, it is mounted in the liquid ejecting apparatus in the liquid container when on, the liquid ejecting means is provided on the positioning pin embedded therein.

在液体容器的连接端子附近和废液回收口的附近,设有在液体喷射装置上安装时的定位机构,所以,在将液体容器安装在装置上时的负荷的平衡是均匀的。 In the vicinity of the connection and the vicinity of the waste liquid recovery port of the liquid container terminal, when a positioning mechanism mounted on the liquid ejecting apparatus, therefore, balance the load when the liquid container is mounted on the device is uniform. 因此,可以将液体容器的安装方向保持恒定不变,从而稳定地进行安装。 Accordingly, the mounting direction of the liquid container is kept constant, thereby stably mounted. 而且,可以将连接端子与主体一侧的端子部分高精度地连接起来。 Moreover, the terminal portion of the body side connection terminal connected with high accuracy.

本发明涉及日本专利申请No.Hei.(已申请)中所包括的主题,这里通过对该专利申请的进行整体引用而进行了明确表述。 The present invention relates to the subject matter of Japanese Patent Application No. Hei. (Has application) included, but were expressly herein by reference in its entirety to the patent application.

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图1(A)和图1(B)是喷墨式打印机的概念图及立体图;图2(A)、图2(B)和图2(C)是从上方看墨盒的立体图及部分剖面图; FIG 1 (A) and 1 (B) is a conceptual view and a perspective view of an inkjet printer; FIG. 2 (A), FIG. 2 (B) and 2 (C) is a perspective view of an ink cartridge and a partial sectional view from above ;

图3是从下方看墨盒的立体图;图4(A)和图4(B)是墨盒的分解立体图及部分剖面图;图5(A)和(B)是表示壳体主体部分的内侧和外侧的立体图;图6是表示与墨盒连接部分连接前的关系的主要部分立体图;图7是表示与墨盒连接部分已连接的状态的主要部分立体图;图8(A)、图(B)和图8(C)是从下方看墨盒的盖壳体的立体图及部分放大图;图9是已将盖壳体的空间部分扩大的立体图;图10(A)、图10(B)和图10(C)是容器壳体的主视图和部分剖面图;图11是从下方看墨盒的盖壳体的分解立体图;图12是墨盒的盖壳体的主视图;图13(A)、图13(B)、图13(C)和图13(D)是表示其它空间部分的形成状态的立体图和剖面图。 FIG 3 is a perspective view showing the ink cartridge viewed from below; FIG. 4 (A) and 4 (B) is an exploded perspective view showing the ink cartridge and a partial sectional view; FIG. 5 (A) and (B) shows the inner and the outer body portion of the housing perspective view; FIG. 6 is a partial perspective view showing the connection relationship between the front connecting portion and the cartridge; FIG. 7 is a partial perspective view of an essential state cartridge connecting portion is connected; FIG. 8 (a), FIG. (B) and FIG. 8 (C) is viewed from the bottom perspective view of the cover of the housing of the ink cartridge and a partial enlarged view; FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the cover housing space has an enlarged portion; FIG. 10 (a), FIG. 10 (B) and 10 (C ) is a front view of the container housing portion and a cross-sectional view; FIG. 11 is an exploded perspective view of the cover of the housing of the ink cartridge as viewed from below; FIG. 12 is a front view of the ink cartridge housing cap; FIG. 13 (a), FIG. 13 (B ), FIG. 13 (C) and 13 (D) are a perspective view and a cross-sectional view showing a state of another space portion.

具体实施方式 detailed description

下面,说明用于实施本发明的液体容器的最佳方式。 Next, the best mode for the embodiment of the liquid container of the present invention.

第一实施例图1(A)是作为液体喷射装置的喷墨式打印机(以下称为打印机)的概念图,而且图1(B)是表示上述打印机的整体形状的简略立体图。 First Embodiment FIG. 1 (A) is an ink jet printer as a liquid ejecting apparatus (hereinafter, referred to as a printer) is a conceptual diagram, and FIG. 1 (B) is a schematic perspective view showing the overall shape of the printer. 而且,本实施例的打印机是没有在托架上安装作为液体容器的墨盒的、离架式的打印机,是使墨盒的布置具有自由度的、小型、薄型的打印机。 Further, the printer of this embodiment as the ink cartridge is not mounted in the liquid container on the carriage, the off-carriage type printer, the ink cartridge is disposed so that a degree of freedom of small, thin printer.

如图1所示,打印机11具有框架12,并且在框架12的下部形成有盒安装部分13。 1, the printer 11 includes a frame 12, and a cassette mounting portion 13 is formed at a lower portion of the frame 12. 然后,该盒安装部分13上可装卸地安装有作为液体容器的墨盒14。 Then, the cartridge 14 is mounted may be mounted with the ink cartridge as a liquid container portion 13 detachably. 另外,该墨盒14可以储存作为液体的墨水,同时还可以储存作为废液的废墨,详细情况将在后面叙述。 Further, the ink cartridge 14 may be stored as a liquid, but also can be stored as waste ink waste, details will be described later.

所述打印机11具有导向部件15,且该导向部件15被架设在上述框架12上。 The printer 11 has a guide member 15, and the guide member 15 is erected on the frame 12. 然后,在该导向部件15上贯穿支撑有托架16,该托架16可在导向部件15的轴线方向上移动。 Then, in the guide member 15 is supported through a bracket 16, the carriage 16 is movable in the axial direction of the guide member 15. 托架16经由同步带(图中未示出)连接在托架马达(图中未示出)上,并通过托架马达的驱动,沿着导向部件15,在作为主扫描方向的箭头X方向(参照图1(B))上往复移动。 Carriage 16 via a timing belt (not shown) is connected to the carriage motor (not shown), and by driving the carriage motor along the guide member 15 in the arrow X direction as a main scanning direction, (see FIG. 1 (B)) to reciprocate on.

在所述托架16的下表面设有作为液体喷头的记录头17。 A liquid ejecting head provided with a recording head 17 on the lower surface of the carriage 16. 而且,在托架16上安装有副罐18。 Further, the carriage 16 in the sub tank 18 is mounted. 该副罐18连接有由聚乙烯等柔性部件形成的墨水供应管19的一端。 The sub-tank 18 is connected with the ink is formed by a flexible member such as polyethylene end of the tube 19 of the supply. 墨水供应管19的另一端连接在上述墨盒14上。 The other end of the ink supply pipe 19 is connected to the cartridge 14. 因此,副罐18从墨盒14经由墨水供应管19接收墨水的供应。 Thus, the supply sub-tank 18 receiving ink supply tube 19 from the ink cartridge 14 via the ink. 而且,墨水供应管19具有双重结构为好,其中,所述双重结构是通过在由耐药性好的聚乙烯类树脂等的柔性部件构成的内层上,覆盖作为外层的气密性良好的氯乙烯或金属膜等而形成的。 Further, the ink supply tube 19 having a double well structure, wherein the double structure on the inner layer by a flexible member formed of a polyethylene resin having good resistance to such, as an outer covering of good air tightness vinyl chloride or a metal film is formed.

而且,副罐18与所述记录头17相连,并将从墨盒14供应的墨水向记录头17供应。 Further, the sub-tank 18 is connected with the recording head 17, and ink supply 14 is supplied from the ink cartridge to the recording head 17. 记录头17在其下表面上具有图中未示出的喷嘴喷出口,并通过图中未示出的压电元件的驱动,将从副罐18供应的墨水作为墨滴从喷嘴喷出口喷出。 FIG recording head 17 has a nozzle (not shown) on its lower face outlet, and by driving the piezoelectric element of FIG, not shown, from the ink supply sub-tank 18 is ejected as ink droplets from the nozzle discharge outlet . 然后,在从喷嘴喷出口喷出墨水的同时,通过使托架16相对于作为目标的印刷用纸(图中未示出)往复运动,可以在印刷用纸上进行印刷。 Then, while ejecting ink from the nozzle discharge outlet by the carriage 16 relative to the printing sheet as a target (not shown) to reciprocate, can be printed on the printing paper.

而且,若托架16沿着导向部件15往复运动,则与之相应,墨水供应管19发生弯曲,并在墨水供应管19内的墨水中产生压力变化,但是,该压力变化可通过所述副罐18来吸收。 Further, if the guide member 16 along the carriage 15 reciprocates, the corresponding thereto, the ink supply pipe 19 is bent, and the pressure change in the ink in the ink supply pipe 19, however, the pressure change through the secondary 18 can be absorbed. 也就是,副罐18起着压力调整单元的作用。 That is, the sub tank 18 plays the role of pressure adjusting means. 因此,从记录头17喷出的墨水处于压力变化已被抑制的状态。 Thus, in a state of pressure variation it has been suppressed from the recording head 17 ejecting ink.

此外,在图1所示的打印机11的概念图中,为了便于说明,墨水供应管19只示出了一根,但是实际上,如图1(B)所示,设有与各种颜色墨水包34的数量相同数量的墨水供应管19,其中所述各种颜色的墨水包是墨盒14中所容纳的液体储存部分之一。 Further, in the printer 11 is a conceptual diagram shown in FIG. 1, for convenience of explanation, the ink supply tube 19 the one shown, but in fact, as shown in FIG 1 (B), there are provided with various color inks 34 packets of the same number of ink supply pipe 19, wherein said ink pack of each color ink cartridge 14 is accommodated in one of the liquid storage portion. 因此,记录头17的喷嘴及副罐18也对应于各种颜色的墨水包34而设置。 Thus, the sub tank and the recording head nozzles 1817 also corresponds to each color ink pack 34 is provided.

另一方面,在所述托架16的移动路径上的非印刷区域(原始位置(home position))内,配置有可密封记录头17的喷嘴喷出口的头维护机构21。 On the other hand, the non-printing area (home position (home position)) on the moving path of the carriage 16, the recording head is disposed a sealable ejection outlet nozzle 17 of the head maintenance mechanism 21. 然后,头维护机构21包括由有底形状的橡胶等的弹性材料形成的封罩部件22,封罩部件22的上部开口可以将记录头17的喷嘴喷出口覆盖并密封。 Then, the head maintenance mechanism 21 includes an enclosure member formed of a bottomed shape of an elastic material such as rubber 22, the upper enclosure member 22 may be an opening of the recording head 17 covers and seals the nozzle orifices. 然后,在托架16移动到原始位置时,头维护机构21移动(上升)到记录头17一侧,并可以通过封罩部件22来覆盖记录头17的喷嘴喷出口。 Then, when the carriage 16 is moved to the home position, the head maintenance mechanism 21 moves (rises) to the recording head 17 side, and may cover the nozzles of the recording head 22 to discharge through the outlet 17 of the enclosure member.

该封罩部件22作为在打印机11的中止期间内覆盖记录头17的喷嘴喷出口,从而防止喷嘴喷出口干燥的封罩起作用。 The enclosure member 22 as the suspension period of the printer 11 covers the nozzle discharge ports of the recording head 17, thereby preventing drying of nozzle orifices enclosure function. 而且,头维护机构21具有废墨管23,且该废墨管23的一端连接在所述封罩部件22的底部,同时另一端连接在所述墨盒14上。 Further, the head maintenance mechanism 21 having a waste ink tube 23, and the waste ink tube 23 is connected to one end of the bottom 22 of the enclosure member, while the other end is connected to the cartridge 14. 而且,头维护机构21在所述废墨管23的中部配备有吸引泵24,通过驱动吸引泵24,可利用吸引泵24来使位于上游一侧的封罩部件22的内部减压。 Further, the head maintenance mechanism 21 in the middle of the waste ink tube 23 is provided with a suction pump 24, by driving the suction pump 24, suction pump 24 may be utilized to make the enclosure member positioned inside the upstream side of the pressure 22. 然后,在封罩部件22覆盖了记录头17的喷嘴喷出口的状态下,通过使封罩部件22的内部减压,可以执行从记录头17的喷嘴喷出口吸引墨水的清洁动作。 Then next, the enclosure member 22 covers the nozzle discharge ports of the recording head 17 of the state, the pressure inside the enclosure member 22, the cleaning operation may be performed from the nozzle discharge port of the recording head 17 of the ink suction.

然后,从记录头17的喷嘴喷出口吸出的墨水经由废墨管23被排出到所述墨盒14中。 Then, the ink discharge port sucked out from the nozzles 17 of the recording head 23 via the waste ink tube 14 is discharged into said cartridge. 而且,在本实施例中,如图1所示,原始位置位于所述盒安装部分13的右侧。 Further, in the present embodiment, as shown in Figure 1, the home position on the right side of the cartridge mounting portion 13.

下面,对所述盒安装部分13上所安装的墨盒14进行说明。 Here, the cartridge mounting portion 13 mounted on the ink cartridge 14 will be described. 如图2所示,墨盒14具有扁平的近似长方体的形状。 2, the ink cartridge 14 has a flat substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape. 所述墨盒14具有由壳体主体32和盖壳体33构成的容器壳体31,和容纳在该容器壳体31内的多个墨水包34(参照图4)。 The cartridge 14 has a container body 31, and received by the housing formed of a housing main body 32 and the cover 33 in a plurality of the ink pack 34 (see FIG. 4) within the container housing 31.

如图4所示,上述墨水包34具有袋部分41和墨水导出部件42。 As shown, the above-described ink pack 34 and the ink outlet portion 41 having a pocket member 424. 袋部分41由柔性材料形成,并且为了提高气密性,例如,由铝薄膜形成,其中所述铝薄膜是通过以尼龙膜作为外侧,以聚乙烯膜为内侧而夹入形成的结构。 Bag portion 41 is formed of a flexible material, and in order to improve airtightness, for example, formed of an aluminum thin film, wherein said aluminum film is a nylon film as the outer side by, a polyethylene film as the inner sandwich structure is formed. 然后,袋部分41通过将这些两片大致呈长方形形状的铝薄膜重叠,并热熔接其周围等方法接合而成,在其内部储存墨水。 Then, the bag part 41 by two substantially rectangular shape overlapping the aluminum film, and a method such as thermal fusion bonded by its periphery, storing ink therein.

上述墨水导出部件42呈例如由塑料所形成的近似圆柱形,在其内部形成有墨水供应口42。 Said ink outlet member 42, for example, approximately cylindrical shape formed from plastic, is formed inside the ink supply port 42. 然后,经由该墨水供应口42a将墨水包34内所储存的墨水取出。 Then, through the ink supply port 42a to the ink pack 34 storing ink extraction. 而且,在墨水供应口42a中设有图中未示出的阀机构,该阀机构只在供应墨水时开阀,从而可以防止袋部分41内的墨水漏出。 Further, a valve mechanism (not shown) in the ink supply port 42a, the valve mechanism is opened only when the ink supply valve, thereby preventing ink in the bag part 41 from leaking.

如图2所示,容器壳体31由壳体主体部分32和盖壳体33构成,所述壳体主体部分32上部具有大致呈箱形的开口,所述盖壳体33用于覆盖该壳体主体部分32的开口,大致呈板状。 2, the container body 31 is formed by the housing body 32 and the cover housing portion 33, an upper portion of the housing body portion 32 having a substantially box-shaped opening, said housing cover 33 for covering the casing the opening of the main body portion 32, a substantially plate shape. 所述容器壳体31的前表面(壳体主体部分32的前表面)32a的中央部分设有与所容纳的墨水包34的个数相同的六个支撑部分43。 The front surface (the front surface of the housing body portion 32) of the container body 31 of the central portion 32a is provided with the number of the ink pack 34 housed in the same six support portion 43. 将六个支撑部分43并列设置,使得其各个中心位于与容器壳体31的底面(壳体主体部分32的底面)32h平行的中心线L1上,并分别设置在壳体主体部分32的上下方向的大致中央处。 The six support portions 43 arranged side by side, so that it is centered on the center line L1 of each bottom surface (bottom surface of the housing body portion 32) of the container body 31 parallel to 32h, and are provided in the vertical direction of the main body portion 32 of the housing substantially at the center. 即,形成壳体主体部分32与盖壳体33的配合部分的割线横切所述支撑部分43的中央部分。 I.e., transverse cut line forming the housing body portion 32 and the mating portion of the housing 33 of the central lid portion 43 of the support.

如图2、图3及图4所示,设各图的上下方向为上述壳体主体部分32的深度方向。 2, as shown in FIG vertical direction is provided in each of the housing body in the depth direction in FIG. 3 and FIG. 4 of the portion 32. 在盖壳体33配合到所述壳体主体部分32并吻合的状态下,形成了容器壳体31。 In the cover housing 33 is fitted to the housing body portion 32 and the fit state, the container body 31 is formed. 也就是,如图2(A)沿(B)-(B)剖视的图2(B)以及图2(A)沿(C)-(C)剖视的图2(C)所示,在壳体主体部分32的侧壁板32b上设有作为一个接合面的顶面32c。 That is, in FIG. 2 (A) in (B) - (B) cross-sectional view of FIG. 2 (B) and FIG. 2 (A) in (C) - a cross-sectional view (C) of FIG. 2 (C), the It is provided as a top surface 32c of the engagement surface 32b on the side wall panel 32 of the housing body portion. 而且,在盖壳体33的板状部分33a的周边部分设置有作为另一个接合面的下底面33c。 Further, the plate-like portion 33a of the housing cover 33 is provided with a peripheral portion of the bottom surface 33c as the other bonding surface. 然后,将所述侧壁板32b的内侧面32d作为一个滑动接合面,将内框部分45的外侧面45e作为另一个滑动接合面,其中该内框部分45以沿着盖壳体33的外周边的附近直立起来的状态而形成。 Then, the inner side surface 32b of side wall panel 32d as a slider engagement surface and the outer side surface 45e of the inner frame section 45 as a further sliding joint surface, wherein the inner frame portion 45 along the outer housing 33 of the cover near the periphery of the upright state are formed. 而且,将上述内框部分45作为形成配合部分一部分的壁部件。 Further, the above-described inner frame portion 45 is formed as a part of the mating portion of the wall member.

而且,如图4所示,对于支撑部分43,构成其下半部分的下侧支撑部分43a被设在壳体主体部分32上,构成其上半部分的上侧支撑部分43b被设在盖壳体33上。 Further, as shown in FIG. 4, the support portion 43, constituting the lower half of the upper side of the supporting portion 43a is provided on the housing body portion 32, which constitutes the upper half of the support portion 43b is provided in the cover case body 33. 支撑部分43支撑各个墨水包34的墨水导出部件42。 Each support portion 43 supports the ink pack 34, the ink outlet member 42. 因此,对于支撑部件43,在墨水包34的墨水导出部件42被支撑在壳体主体部分32的下侧支撑部分43a上的状态下,若安装盖壳体33,则下侧及上侧支撑部分43a、43b相配合并构成支撑部分43。 Thus, the side support portion 43 to the support member, the ink pack 42 of the ink outlet member 34 is supported in a state supported on the portions 43a, when the cover housing 33 is mounted, and on the lower side of the lower housing portion 32 of the main body 43a, 43b constituting the support portion 43 and engaged. 即,壳体主体部分32和盖壳体33的配合部分横切支撑部分43。 That is, with the housing body 32 and the cover portion 33 of housing 43 transverse to the support portion.

而且,在本实施例中,六个支撑部分43分别为等间距,从而由支撑部分43支撑的墨水包34以等间距重叠配置。 Further, in the present embodiment, six support portions 43 are equally spaced, thus supported by the support portion 43 of the ink pack 34 at equal intervals overlap.

如图4及图5所示,在半圆弧形的沟槽部分25中嵌入半圆弧形的凸出部分26,从而由支撑部分43进行墨水导出部件42的定位,其中,所述沟槽部分25分别设置在支撑部分43的下侧支撑部分43a和上侧支撑部分43b上,所述凸出部分26设在所述墨水导出部件42的外圆周部分并呈环形。 4 and 5, the groove portion 25 of semicircular arc semicircular arc embedded in the projecting portion 26, so that the support portion 43 by the positioning of the ink outlet member 42, wherein said groove portion 25 It is provided on the lower support portion 43 of the side support portion 43a and the upper support portion 43b, the projecting portion 26 provided in an outer circumferential portion of the ink outlet member 42 and annular.

而且,在支撑部分43的前表面部分设有收纳43c,用于收纳墨水供应针71。 Further, the front surface portion of the support portion 43 is provided with a housing 43c, for accommodating the ink supply needle 71. 该收纳口43c是通过在配合部分使形成在下侧支撑部分43a上的半圆形的切槽部分43d和形成在上侧支撑部分43b上的半圆形的切槽部分43e吻合而形成的。 The housing opening portion 43c is formed by mating slots on the lower side of the support portion 43a of the semicircular portion 43d and formed semicircular notch 43b of the supporting portion on the side portion 43e formed by anastomosis. 然后,如图4(B)所示,收纳口43c和墨水导出部件42的墨水供应口42a被配置成同心形状。 Then, as shown in FIG 4 (B), the receiving opening 43c and the ink outlet member 42 of the ink supply port 42a is arranged concentric shapes. 而且,收纳口43和墨水供应口42a为圆形形状。 Further, the accommodating port 43 of the ink supply port 42a a circular shape.

如图2所示,在壳体主体部分32的前表面32a的右侧设有废墨回收口44a,作为用于回收废墨的废液回收口。 2, the right side of the front surface 32a of the housing body portion 32 is provided with a waste ink recovery port 44a, as the waste liquid recovery opening for recovering waste ink. 废墨回收口44a上可配合盖壳体33的废墨导入部分44b(参照图4),并且通过将废墨导入部分44b配合到壳体主体部分32的废墨回收口44a中,从而使废墨导入部分44b和废墨回收口44a连通。 Waste ink recovery port 44a of the waste ink can be introduced into the housing 33 with the cover portion 44b (see FIG. 4), and by the waste ink introducing portion 44b fitted into the casing body waste ink recovery port 44a of the portion 32, so that the waste communicating the ink introducing portion 44b and the waste ink recovery port 44a.

而且,在壳体主体部分32的前表面32a上,在其两端部附近设有两个定位孔51。 Further, on the front surface 32a of the housing body portion 32 in the vicinity of both end portions is provided with two positioning holes 51. 而且,如图3所示,在壳体主体部分32的底面32h的左侧,凹入设有基板容纳凹槽46,该基板容纳凹槽46与前表面32a连通。 Further, as shown in FIG. 3, the left side of the bottom surface 32h of the case main body portion 32 of the substrate provided with the concave receiving recess 46, the substrate receiving recess 46 communicating with the front surface 32a. 在所述基板容纳凹槽46的内表面46a上设有电路板37。 A circuit board 37 on the inner surface of the receiving recess 46 of the substrate 46a. 在本实施例中,根据基板容纳凹槽46的形状,电路板37被设在与支撑有上述墨水包34的支撑部分43的中心线L1相同的位置上,或是比L1线更靠上的位置上。 In the present embodiment, the shape of the receiving recess, the circuit board 46 is provided under the substrate 37 at the same position of the center line L1 of the support portion 43 for supporting the ink pack 34 has the upper or farther than the line L1 position. 在电路板37的表面一侧形成有连接端子37a。 Connection terminals 37a formed on the surface side of the circuit board 37. 连接端子37a与电路板37上所实际安装的可读写数据的半导体存储装置(图中未示出)电连接。 The semiconductor memory device connection terminals 37a on the circuit board 37 mounting the actual writable data (not shown) are electrically connected. 半导体存储装置存储容器壳体31内所容纳的各个墨水包34的墨水种类、墨水余量、批号和有效期限等数据。 Each ink pack housed in the container housing the semiconductor memory device 31 stores the kind of ink, remaining amount of ink, lot number and expiration date data 34.

因此,如图6及图7所示,当在设置于所述打印机11的框架12中的盒安装部分13上所配置的连接部分49上安装了墨盒14时,连接端子37a与在连接部分49的端子配置部分50上形成的端子机构(图中未示出)电接触。 Thus, as shown in FIG. 6 and FIG. 7, the upper portion 49 when the upper portion 13 provided in the printer frame 11 mounted in the cassette 12 is configured to connect the ink cartridge 14 is mounted, the connection terminal 37a and the connecting portion 49 in terminal means is formed on which the terminal portion 50 (not shown) in electrical contact. 然后,通过这些连接端子37a接收执行来自半导体存储装置的墨水种类、墨水余量、批号和有效期限等的数据。 Then, the connection terminals 37a performs reception kind of ink from a semiconductor memory device, the ink remaining amount, the lot number and expiration date data.

如图6所示,在壳体主体部分32的底面32h的右侧,朝着背面32i一侧凹入设置有沟槽部分47,并使其与所述基板容纳凹槽46连续。 6, the right side of the bottom surface 32h of the case main body portion 32 toward the rear surface side 32i is provided with a recessed groove portion 47, and reacted with the substrate receiving groove 46 continuously. 该槽部分47形成得比基板容纳凹槽46更浅,同时,从基板容纳凹槽46朝向背面32i而形成,并在到达背面32i之前结束。 The groove portion 47 is formed larger than the substrate receiving recess 46 more shallow, while receiving from the substrate to form a recess 46 toward the back surface 32i, 32i and the rear surface until it reaches the end. 在沟槽部分47的基板容纳凹槽46那侧,在下方凸出形成有两个突起48。 In the groove portion 47 of the substrate receiving recess 46 side, there are formed two projections 48 projecting below. 而且,如图4及图5所示,在壳体主体部分32的背面32i上设有用于与盖壳体33啮合的啮合孔53。 Further, FIGS. 4 and 5, is provided with holes 53 for engaging the cover housing 33 on the back face engagement with the body portion 32 of the housing 32i.

如图8及图11所示,盖壳体33包括大致呈长方形的板状部分33a和具有作为壁部件的内框部分45,该内框部分45在比该板状部分33a的边缘更靠内侧的位置上,从板状部分33a呈框状直角立起。 8 and 11, the cover housing 33 comprises a substantially rectangular plate-like portion 33a and having a wall portion 45 of the inner frame member, the inner frame than the edge portion 45 of the plate portion 33a on the inner side position, the rising plate-like portion 33a at a right angle from the frame shape. 然后,如图12所示,上述内框部分45具有四个侧面,即第一侧面45a、第二侧面45b、第三侧面45c及第四侧面45d。 Then, as shown in Figure 12, the inner frame portion 45 has four sides, i.e., a first side surface 45a, second side 45b, third side 45c and the fourth side 45d. 然后,如上所述,将内框部分45的外侧面45e作为滑动接合面。 Then, as described above, the outer side surface 45e of the inner frame section 45 as the sliding joints.

在图12中,在由内框部分45的第一侧面45a和第四侧面45d形成的第一拐角部分61附近,形成有使第一侧面45a的内侧和外侧连通的通孔62。 In FIG. 12, in the vicinity of a first corner of the first side surface 45 of the inner frame section 45a and the fourth side surface 45d formed in portion 61, is formed with a communication of the first side surface 45a of the inside and the outside of the through hole 62. 而且,从第一侧面45a的外侧面突起设置有柱形的所述废墨导入部分44b,并使其围住上述通孔62。 Further, from the outer surface of the first side surface 45a of the protrusion is provided with a cylindrical waste ink introducing portion 44b, and the through hole 62 so that it surrounds.

如图11所示,在废墨导入部分44b的内侧设有阀装置68。 11, the waste ink inlet portion 44b is provided inside the valve device 68. 该阀装置68包括由环形橡胶等弹性部件形成的阀座68a、大致呈圆柱形的阀体68b和弹簧68c。 The valve means 68 comprises a valve seat 68a is formed by an annular rubber elastic member, a generally cylindrical valve element 68b and a spring 68c. 然后,将这些在废墨导入部分44b内,从上游向下游,以阀座68a、阀体68b、弹簧68c的顺序排列设置。 Then, these are introduced into the waste ink portion 44b, downstream, to the valve seat 68a, valve 68b, a spring 68c arranged in the order from the upstream. 然后,在不从外部加力的状态下,通过弹簧68c来偏置阀体68b,使其与阀座68a相接触,从而使阀装置68成为关闭状态。 Then, in the state without urging from the outside, the valve body 68b is biased by a spring 68c, brought into contact with the valve seat 68a, so that the valve means 68 closed.

而且,如图11及图12所示,盖壳体33在所述内框部分45的内侧具有“〈”字形的作为壁面的壁部分63,该壁部分63与所述第一侧面45a和第二侧面45b平行。 Further, as shown in FIGS. 11 and 12, the cover 33 having a housing "<" shape of the wall as the wall portion 63, the wall portion 63 and the first side surface 45a and the inside of the inner frame portion 45 two parallel side surfaces 45b. 而且,该壁面63的高度与内框部分45的高度相同。 Moreover, the same height as the inner wall 63 of the housing portion 45. 因此,在该部分63和第一侧面45a及第二侧面45b之间,划分形成了沟槽64。 Thus, between the portion 63 and the first side 45a and second side surface 45b, a groove 64 is formed is divided. 而且,在壁部分63和第三侧面45c及第四侧面45d之间,划分形成了大致呈长方体形状的废墨储存部分65。 Further, between the wall portion 45d and the third side 63 and fourth side surfaces 45c, divided into waste ink is formed a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape storage section 65.

然后,壁部分63的一端63a在比所述通孔62的位置更靠近所述第一拐角部分61的位置上,与所述第一侧面45a相接合。 Then, 63 of the end wall portion 63a than the through hole 62 in a position closer to the position of the first corner portion 61 on the first side 45a engage. 而且,壁部分63的另一端63b位于由所述第二侧面45b和第三侧面45c形成的第二拐角部分66,并且不与所述内框部分45接触。 Further, the other end 63b of the wall portion 63 located at a second corner of said second side surface 45b and the third side surface 45c formed portion 66, and does not contact with the inner frame section 45. 因此,沟槽64在第一拐角部分61附近与所述通孔62连通,同时,在与第一拐角部分61相对的第二拐角部分66附近,与所述废墨储存部分65连通。 Thus, the communication groove 64 near the first corner portion 61 with the through hole 62, while, near the corner 61 opposite to the first portion of the second corner portion 66, the communicating portion 65 and the waste ink reservoir. 其结果是,在废墨经由通孔62流入时,废墨沿着第一侧面45a、第二侧面45b在沟槽64内移动,并在第二拐角部分66流入废墨储存部分65。 As a result, waste ink 45a, a second side surface 45b in the groove 64 moves along a first side when waste ink flows through the through hole 62, and flows into the waste ink storing portion 65 in the second corner portion 66.

在废墨储存部分65内容纳有废墨吸收材料35。 Content storage section 65 is accommodated in the waste ink waste ink absorbing material 35. 废墨吸收材料35由多孔质材料形成,如图11所示,其具有长方体形状,并具有正好嵌入废墨储存部分65内部的大小和厚度。 Waste ink absorbing material 35 is formed of a porous material, as shown in FIG. 11, having a rectangular parallelepiped shape, and having a waste ink storage portion fit into the interior 65 of the size and thickness.

而且,在废墨储存部分65中形成有矩形空间67,该矩形空间67是在所述第一拐角部分61附近由壁部分63形成的,在该空间67中没放入废墨吸收材料35。 Further, in the waste ink storing portion 65 is formed a rectangular space 67, the rectangular space 67 in the vicinity of the first corner portion 61 formed by the wall portions 63, 67 is not placed in the waste ink absorbing material 35 in the space.

在图11中,膜36具有长方形状,且例如由聚烯烃、PET等形成。 In Figure 11, the membrane 36 has a rectangular shape, and is formed of a polyolefin, PET and the like. 然后,通过将膜36的边缘部分加热熔接在所述内框部分45及壁部分63上从而使内框部分45内侧密封。 Then, by heating the edge portions of the film 36 is welded to the portion 45 and the wall portion 63 of the inner frame 45 such that the inner frame portion of the inner seal. 因此,上述沟槽64由膜36将其开口密封,从而形成作为封闭截面的废液流路的流路64a。 Thus, the groove 64 by the membrane 36 will seal the opening, thereby forming a closed cross section as a waste flow path of the flow path 64a. 而且,所述废墨储存部分65在容纳了废墨吸收材料35的状态下,由膜36将其开口密封,从而形成作为废液回收部分的废墨储存室65a。 Also, the waste ink reservoir accommodating portion 65 in a state where the waste ink absorbing material 35, the membrane 36 will seal the opening, thereby forming a waste ink reservoir chamber as a waste recovery section 65a.

而且,如图11所示,膜36在与上述废墨吸收材料35的通孔35a相对的位置上具有通气孔69。 Further, as shown in FIG. 11, the membrane 36 has a vent hole 69 at a position facing the through hole and the waste ink absorbing material 35 on 35a. 这样,可以将由废墨储存部分65和膜35形成的废墨储存室65a内的剩余空气排出到外部。 Thus, waste ink can be stored by the remaining air in the waste ink reservoir chamber 65 and a portion 65a of the film 35 is formed discharged to the outside.

另一方面,如图8所示,在盖壳体33的背面设有啮合部分70,并将该啮合部分70配合到所述壳体主体部分32的啮合孔53中,从而将盖壳体33整体固定在壳体主体部分32上。 On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 8, the rear surface of the cover housing 33 is provided with the engaging portion 70, and the engaging portion 70 fitted to the housing body portion 32 engaging hole 53, so that the cover housing 33 integrally fixed to the housing body portion 32.

接下来,对在将墨盒安装在设置于所述打印机11的框架12上的盒安装部分13上时,与该盒安装部分13上所设置的墨盒14连接的连接部分49进行说明。 Next, when the ink cartridge is mounted on the printer frame 11 is provided on the cartridge mounting portion 12 and 13, the ink container portion 13 provided on the cartridge mounting portion 49 connected to the connector 14 will be described. 图6是表示墨盒14与连接部分49的关系的主要部分立体图,图7是表示墨盒14被连接在连接部分49上的状态的主要部分立体图。 FIG 6 is a partial perspective view of the ink cartridge 14 connected to the main portion 49 of the relationship, FIG. 7 shows the ink container 14 is a perspective view of a main portion in connection state on the connection portion 49.

在图6中,连接部分49在其正面两端部分设有定位销52(图中只示出一端),当连接部分49与墨盒14连接时,该定位销52插入到设在墨盒14上的定位孔51(参照图2)中,从而将该墨盒14定位并固定。 In FIG. 6, the connecting portion 49 is provided at its front end portions of the positioning pins 52 (only one end is shown), when the connecting portion 49 is connected to the ink cartridge 14, the positioning pin 52 is inserted into the ink cartridge 14 is provided on the the positioning hole 51 (see FIG. 2), thereby positioning the cartridge 14 and fixed.

在上述连接部分49的一对定位销52之间,设有与所述墨盒14的六个支撑部分43和一个废墨回收口44a相对应的六个液体导入部件71和一个导入连通部分72。 The connection between the pair of positioning pins 52 of the part 49 is provided with six ink cartridges 14 of the six liquid support portion 43 and a waste ink recovery port 44a corresponding to the introducing member 71 and an introducing portion 72 communicates.

当墨盒14被连接部分49固定时,六个液体导入部件71分别设置在与墨盒14的支撑部分43的位置相对应的位置上,并且为了能够插入支撑部分43上所支撑的墨水包34的墨水导入部件42中,其前端形成为针形。 When the ink cartridge 14 is connected to the fixed portion 49, six liquid introducing members 71 are provided at the position of the support portion 43 of the ink cartridge 14 corresponding to the position and to the upper portion of the ink can be inserted into the support 43 of the ink pack 34 supported introducing member 42, which is formed as a needle-shaped tip end. 即,墨水供应针71。 That is, the ink supply needle 71. 该六个液体导入部件71分别穿透并形成图中未示出的通孔,所述通孔用于将来自墨盒14的墨水导向所述墨水供应管19。 The six liquid introducing members 71 are formed in and penetrates the through hole, not shown in FIG, the through-hole for the ink from the ink cartridge 14 guide the ink supply tube 19.

当墨盒14被连接部分49固定时,所述导入连通部分72分别设置在与墨盒14的废墨回收口44a的位置相对应的位置上,并且为了能够经由废墨回收口44a而插入到废墨导入部分44b中,其前端形成为针形。 When the ink cartridge 14 is fixed to the connecting portion 49, the insertion portion 72 are provided at the communication position with the waste ink recovery port 14 of the ink cartridge 44a corresponding to the position and to be able to via the waste ink recovery port 44a is inserted into the waste ink introducing portion 44b, which is formed as a needle-shaped tip end. 该导入连通部分72分别穿透并形成图中未示出的通孔,所述通孔用于将通过所述吸引泵24吸引并从废墨管23排出的墨水导入到墨盒14(废墨储存室65a)中。 The introducing and communicating portion 72 is formed to penetrate the through holes, not shown in FIG respectively, through the through hole for the suction pump 24 and introduced into the suction of the ink from the waste ink discharged from the tube 23 to the ink cartridge 14 (the waste ink reservoir room 65a) in.

在图6及图7中的连接部分49的右下部分中,向前方延伸形成有端子配置部分50。 Connecting the lower right portion in FIGS. 6 and 7 in the portion 49, extending forwardly disposed portion 50 is formed with a terminal. 端子配置部分50设有端子机构(图中未示出),并如图7所示,在安装墨盒14时,从壳体主体部分32的基板容纳凹槽46的开口滑入,从而将所述端子机构电连接在电路板37的连接端子37a上。 Terminal disposal section 50 is provided with terminal means (not shown), and as shown in FIG 7, when installing the ink cartridge 14 from the substrate main body housing portion slid into the opening 32 of the receiving recess 46, thereby the terminal means electrically connected to the connection terminals 37a of the circuit board 37.

接下来,对在容器壳体31内容纳墨水包34的顺序和从墨盒14供应墨水的作用进行说明。 Next, the contents of the container 31 in the housing 34 of the order of nano ink pack and the ink supplied from the ink cartridge 14 are described below.

如图4(A)所示,在壳体主体部分32内容纳墨水包34。 FIG. 4 (A), in the housing body portion 32 of the ink pack 34 is accommodated. 此时,六个墨水包34以每个墨水包34的一半重叠在另一个墨水包34的上面的状态进行容纳,并且墨水导出部件42的凸出部分26嵌入到沟槽部分25内,从而将墨水导出部件42固定在支撑部分43上。 In this case, six ink pack 34 of each half of the ink pack 34 is superimposed above another ink pack 34 is accommodated state, and the ink outlet member 42 projected portion 26 fitted into the groove portion 25, so that the ink outlet member 42 fixed to the support portion 43.

而且,当将盖壳体33吻合在壳体主体部分32上时,使盖壳体33向壳体主体部分32的深度方向接近,并一边使内框部分45的外侧面45e在侧壁板32b的内侧面32d上滑动,一边与之配合,并在板状部分33a的下表面33c接合在所述侧壁板32b的顶面32c上时,盖壳体33的安装结束。 Further, when the cover housing 33 on the housing body fit portion 32, the lid 33 close to the housing in the depth direction of the housing body portion 32, while the inner frame and the outer side surface portion 45 of the side wall panel 32b 45e sliding on the inner side surface 32d, while fitted thereto, and the plate-like portion 33a on the lower surface 33c of the engagement plate when the top surface 32b of the side wall 32c, the end cap 33 of the mounting shell. 而且,在该结束状态下,盖壳体33的上述啮合部分70弹性地嵌入到壳体主体部分32的上述啮合孔53中,从而确保作为容器壳体31的整体性。 Further, in the end state, said engaging hole of the cover engaging portion 70 of housing 33 is resiliently fitted into the body portion 32 of the housing 53, so as to ensure the integrity of the container body 31.

墨盒14以容器壳体31的侧面部分为导轨,被插入到盒安装部分13中。 Cartridge housing 14 in a side portion of the container 31 for the guide rail, it is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 13. 首先,设置于壳体主体部分32的前表面32a的两端部附近的定位孔51被导向设置于连接部分49的两端部附近的定位销52。 First, the main body is provided in the front surface portion of the housing 32 near both ends of the positioning hole 51 is guided portion 32a provided on both end portions positioned near the connecting portion 49 of the pin 52. 定位销52与定位孔51配合,从而固定墨盒14的位置。 The positioning pin 52 and the positioning hole 51 fitted, thereby fixing the position of the ink cartridge 14. 此时,连接部分49的墨水供应针71被插入到墨盒14的各个支撑部分43,也就是墨水包34的墨水供应口42a中,从而使得墨水供应口42a内的阀机构(图中未示出)开阀。 At this time, the connecting portion 49 of the ink supply needle 71 is inserted into the cartridge 14 support the respective portion 43, that is, the ink pack 34 of the ink supply port 42a, so that the valve mechanism in the ink supply port 42a (not shown in FIG. ) to open the valve. 而且,连接部分49的导入连通部分72经由墨盒14的废墨回收口44a被插入到废墨导入部分44b中,从而使得废墨导入部分44b内的阀装置68开阀。 Further, the connecting portion 49 communicates introducing portion 72 introducing portion 44b via the waste ink recovery port 44a of cartridge 14 is inserted into the waste ink so that waste ink inlet valve means 68 in the valve opening portion 44b.

因此,在可将容纳在墨盒14中的各个墨水包34的墨水经由墨水供应管19向记录头17供应的同时,可以将从废墨管23排出的墨水导入到墨盒14的废墨储存室65a中。 Thus, the ink pack can be housed in each ink cartridge 14 via the ink supply tube 34 while the recording head 19 to the supply 17 and to be discharged from the waste ink tube 23 is introduced into ink cartridge 14 to the waste ink reservoir chamber 65a in.

而且,端子配置部分50的端子机构(图中未示出)电连接在电路板37的连接端子37a上,其中所述电路板37设在墨盒14的基板容纳凹槽46中。 Further, the terminal configuration of the terminal mechanism part 50 (not shown) is electrically connected to the connection terminals 37a of the circuit board 37, wherein the substrate provided on the circuit board 37 of the ink cartridge 14 in the receiving recess 46. 这样,打印机11在可以取得电路板37上所实际安装的半导体存储装置中所存储的墨水种类、墨水余量、批号和有效期限等数据的同时,还可以进行数据的重写。 Thus, the printer 11 can get the kind of ink while the semiconductor memory device of the circuit board 37 is actually installed in the stored remaining ink level, lot number and expiration date data, the data can be rewritten.

下面,对抑制从墨盒14与连接部分49的连接部分泄漏的墨水的流动的结构进行说明。 Next, the structure of suppressing the flow of leakage from the ink cartridge 14 and the connecting portion 49 of the connecting portion of the ink will be described.

在将墨盒14从连接部分49中拔出时,露出的墨水供应针71的表面被墨水浸湿,或者在拔出的过渡期间内有少量墨水飞溅,从而产生墨水泄漏。 When the ink cartridge 14 out of the connector portion 49, the exposed surface of the ink supply needle 71 is wet ink, or a small amount of ink splatter during the transition period pulled out, resulting in ink leakage. 若用户多于通常的次数地反复进行墨盒14的拔出和安装,则如上所述,泄漏的墨水量会滞留至可流动的程度,从而,所述墨水以毛细管现象流动经过壳体主体部分32与盖壳体33的配合部分的间隙部分,并从所述支撑部分43流动到隔离的地方。 If the user is more than the normal number of repeats of the extraction and installation of the ink cartridge 14, as described above, the amount of leakage of ink will be retained to the extent flowable, whereby the ink flow through the capillary phenomenon of the body portion 32 of the housing and flows to the isolated place with the cover portion of the housing 33 of the mating gap portion 43 from the support portion.

如上所述,如图2、图3及图4所示,对于所述壳体主体部分32,设各图的上下方向为壳体的深度方向。 As noted above, 2, 3 and, for the part 32, the vertical direction of the housing body is provided for housing the drawings the depth direction as shown in FIG. 4. 盖壳体33以与所述壳体主体部分32配合的状态与之吻合,从而形成容器壳体31。 Cover housing 33 therewith coincide with the fitted state of the housing body portion 32, thereby forming the container body 31. 也就是,如图2(A)沿(B)-(B)剖视的图2(B)及图2(A)沿(C)-(C)剖视的图2(C)所示,在壳体主体部分32的侧壁板32b上设置有作为一个接合面的顶面32c。 That is, in FIG. 2 (A) in (B) - (B) cross-sectional view of FIG. 2 (B) and FIG. 2 (A) in (C) - shown in the sectional view (C) of FIG. 2 (C), on the side wall plate 32b of the housing body portion 32 is provided as a top surface of the joining surface 32c. 而且,在盖壳体33的板状部分33a的周边部分设有作为另一个接合面的下表面33c。 Also, as with the lower surface 33c of the joint surface of another plate-shaped housing cover 33 of the peripheral portion 33a.

然后,将所述侧壁板32b的内侧面32d作为一个滑动接合面,将内框部分45的外侧面45e作为另一个滑动接合面,其中该内框部分45以沿着盖壳体33的外周边的附近直立起来的状态而形成。 Then, the inner side surface 32b of side wall panel 32d as a slider engagement surface and the outer side surface 45e of the inner frame section 45 as a further sliding joint surface, wherein the inner frame portion 45 along the outer housing 33 of the cover near the periphery of the upright state are formed.

如图2所示,盖壳体33相对于壳体主体部分32配合的配合部分,由接触配合部分27和滑动配合部分28构成。 As shown, the cover housing 33 with respect to the second portion 32 of the housing portion mating with the body, by the contact portion 27 and the mating portion 28 constituting a sliding fit. 也就是,接触配合部分27是以使壳体主体部分32一侧的上述顶面32c和盖壳体33一侧的上述下表面33c进行面接触的关系而形成的。 That is, the contact portion 27 is formed in mating surface contact relationship and the lower surface 33c of the cover 33 side of the housing so that the top surface 32c of the housing body portion 32 side. 另一方面,滑动配合部分28是以盖壳体33一侧的内框部分45的上述外侧面45e与壳体主体部分32一侧的侧壁板32b的上述内侧面32d一边滑动,一边进行面接触的关系而形成的。 On the other hand, is a sliding fit within the housing portion 28 side of the housing cover 33 of the outer side surface 45e side of the sliding portion 45 and the inner side of the housing body portion 32 of the side plate 32b of the side wall 32d, while in surface contacting relation is formed.

如上所述,壳体主体部分32与盖壳体33的配合关系是通过所述相对配合部分27和滑动配合部分28的复合结构而形成的。 As described above, mating relationship with the housing body portion 32 of the cover housing 33 by the opposing mating fitting portion 27 and the slide portion 28 of the composite structure is formed.

虽然所述接触配合部分27及滑动配合部分28在外表上看起来是没有间隙的样子,但是,由于在顶面32c、下表面33c、内侧面32d、外侧面45e的各个表面上有微小的凹凸,所以,在各个面的接触处,部分是相接触的地方,另外还有处于间隙状态的地方。 However, since 32c, 33c in the lower surface of the top surface, an inner surface 32d, the slight irregularities on each surface of the outer side surface 45e and the sliding portion 27 while the contact mating mating portion 28 is in no gap may look like, place, so, at the contact surface of each of the local part is in contact, in addition to a gap state. 因此,在这种间隙状态的地方,会产生墨水的毛细管现象,从而产生上述那样的墨水流动。 Thus, a state where such a gap, the capillary action of the ink can, thereby generating an ink flow as described above.

为了抑制上述墨水流动,在离开所述支撑部分43的位置上,形成间隙比所述接触配合部分27及滑动配合部分28的间隙更大的空间部分29,并将流过所述各个配合部分27、28的墨水储存在所述空间部分29中,从而在空间部分29中抑制墨水流动。 In order to suppress the above-described ink flow, at a position away from the upper support portion 43, a gap is formed than the contact mating portion 27 and a slide portion 28 with a larger gap space portion 29, and flows through the respective mating portion 27 , the ink 28 stored in the space portion 29, thereby suppressing flow of ink in the space portion 29.

在上述容器壳体31的前表面32a的端部,也就是前表面32a和其连接的横侧面31a形成的角部分(角部分的棱线部分),和设置于离上述端部最近之处的支撑部分43之间,形成有图8(B)所示的空间部分29。 At the end of the front surface 32a of the container case 31, i.e. the corner portion (corner portion of the ridge line portion) and the front surface 32a of the lateral side surface 31a is formed which is connected, and disposed at the nearest place from said end portion between the support portion 43, there FIG. 8 (B) shown in the space portion 29 is formed. 位于该处的空间部分29是在凹入部分29a和贯通部分29b作为空间而连续的状态下构成的,其中所述凹入部分29a设在作为下表面33c部分的板状部分33a上,贯通部分29b是剪切内框部分45而形成的。 It located there in the space portion 29 through the concave portion 29a and the space portion 29b constituted as a continuous state, wherein the recessed portion 29a is provided on a lower surface of the plate portion 33a 33c portion, through parts 29b is a cut inner frame section 45 is formed. 由这样的凹入部分29a和贯通部分29b形成的空间部分29的剖面状态如图10(B)所示。 Such a state is formed by the cross section of the recessed portions 29a and the through portion 29b of the space portion 29 in FIG. 10 (B). 设上述凹入部分29a的深度方向是壳体主体部分32的深度方向的反方向。 Provided above the concave portion 29a in the depth direction is the reverse direction of the housing body portion 32 in the depth direction. 而且,如图8(C)所示,还可以使所述贯通部分29b形成为四角窗穴形的贯通空间。 Further, in FIG. 8 (C), the can through the space portion 29b is formed through a window hole in a quadrangular shape.

如图2、图8、图10(B)所示,所述空间部分29被配置在容器壳体31的前表面32a的左右端部附近。 2, FIG. 8, FIG. 10 (B) shown, the space portion 29 is disposed in the vicinity of the left and right ends of the front surface 32a of the container body 31. 因此,对于从接触配合部分27和滑动配合部分28流过来的墨水,可以在所述左右两处的空间部分29中抑制其流动,从而使其不会向容器壳体31的横侧面31a一侧流动。 Thus, for the slide portion 27 and the mating portions of the ink stream 28 from coming into contact with and to be left in the space portion 29 of the two inhibit flow so that it does not the lateral sides of the container side 31a of the housing 31 flow. 而且,上述空间部分29可以只由凹入部分29a构成,或者,也可以只由贯通部分29b构成。 Further, the space portion 29 may be constituted only by a recessed portion 29a, or may be composed of only the through portion 29b.

另一方面,如图2、图8、图9、图10(C)所示,在各个支撑部分43的左右位置上配置有空间部分30。 On the other hand, in FIG. 2, FIG. 8, FIG. 9, FIG. 10 (C), the space portion 30 is disposed in each of the supporting portion 43 on the left and right positions. 设有该空间部分30的地方在图9中被放大显出,是盖壳体33一侧的下表面33c和内框部分45的外侧面45e。 The space portion 30 is provided in place was enlarged to show in FIG. 9, the cover 33 is an outer side of the housing side surface 33c and a lower surface 45 of the inner frame section 45e. 形成在下表面33c上的凹入部分30a具有壳体主体部分32的深度方向的反方向上的深度。 A depth in the reverse direction with a depth direction of the housing body portion 32 of the concave portion 30a on the lower surface 33c. 而且,形成在外侧面45e上的凹入部分30b具有与壳体主体部分32的深度方向大致正交的方向上的深度。 Further, forming a concave portion 45e on the outer side surface 30b has a depth in the direction of the depth direction of the housing body portion 32 substantially orthogonal. 然后,两个凹入部分30a及30b构成连通的空间。 Then, two concave portions 30a and 30b constituting the space communicating. 所述空间部分30的部分剖面状态如图10(C)所示。 The space portion 30 a sectional state of FIG. 10 (C) shown in FIG.

虽然在相邻支撑部分43之间配置了两个上述空间部分30,但是也可以配置一个。 Although the two adjacent support disposed above the space portion 43 between the portion 30, but may be a configuration. 当这样只配置一个时,最好将由凹入部分30a、30b而得的空间容积设定得较大。 When such a configuration only, preferably by the concave portions 30a, 30b obtained by the volume of the space is set to be large. 而且,所述空间部分30可以只由凹入部分30a构成,或者,也可以只由凹入部分30b构成。 Further, the space portion 30 may be composed of only the concave portions 30a, or may be composed of only the concave portion 30b. 而且,也可以将凹入部分30b以图8(C)所示的四角窗穴形的贯通空间的方式来实施。 Further, the concave portion 30b may be in (C) to penetrate the four corners of the window hole-shaped space is shown in FIG. 8 embodiment.

上述空间部分29及30的间隙尺寸根据墨水的粘度、表面张力等墨水的物性来适当设定。 Said space 29 and the size of the gap portion 30 was set as appropriate according to the viscosity of the ink, the surface tension of the ink.

在上述实施例中,虽然凹入部分29a、30a、30b等被形成在盖壳体33那侧,但是,如图13所示,也可以将它们形成在壳体主体部分32那侧。 In the above embodiment, although the recessed portions 29a, 30a, 30b, etc. are formed in the cover side housing 33, but shown in Figure 13, they may be formed in housing body portion 32 side. 在与前面说明的例子相同的部分上标注相同的符号。 Denoted by the same reference numerals in the previously described example with the same parts.

而且,如图13(D)所示,在顶面32c和下表面33c的两个面上分别形成有凹入部分30c和29c,还可以由两个凹入部分30c和29c来形成一个空间部分38。 Further, FIG. 13 (D), the concave portion 30c is formed on the top surface 32c and 29c and the lower surface of the two faces 33c, respectively, may also be formed of two concave portions 30c and 29c a space portion 38. 通过这样的两个凹入部分来构成一个空间部分,这也可以在内框部分45的外侧面45a和侧壁板32b的内侧面32d的之间同样地进行实施。 A space portion is constituted by such two concave portions, which may be carried out in the same manner of the inner frame inner side surface 45 of the outer side portions 45a and 32b of side wall panel 32d between.

而且,不必担心在墨水从各个支撑部分43滴下或飞溅时,该滴下的或飞溅的墨水会流动并附着到所述电路板37上。 Further, when the ink is not necessary to worry about the support portion 43 from the respective dropping or splashing, dripping or splashing of the ink will flow and attached to the circuit board 37. 即,设置于所述基板容纳凹槽46中的电路板37的安装位置被设定得与支撑部分43(墨水供应口42a)的中心线L1相同或比其更靠上,并且,被安装到与墨盒14的前表面32a正交的位置上。 That is, the mounting position is provided on the substrate receiving recess 46 of the circuit board 37 is set to be the support portion 43 (ink supply port 42a) of the center line L1 on the same or less than the upper, and, mounted to a position perpendicular to the front surface 32a of the cartridge 14. 因此,滴下的墨水等不会流动到电路板37。 Accordingly, the dropped ink does not flow to the other circuit board 37.

而且,不必担心在墨水从废墨回收口44a滴下或飞溅时,该滴下或飞溅的墨水会流动并附着到所述电路板37上。 Furthermore, when ink need not worry about the waste ink recovery port 44a from dropping or splashing, dripping or splashing of the ink will flow and attached to the circuit board 37. 即,设置于所述基板容纳凹槽46中的电路板37的安装位置被设在与设置废墨回收口44a的位置相反的一侧。 I.e., disposed on the substrate receiving recess 46 of the mounting position of the circuit board 37 is provided at a position disposed waste ink recovery port 44a to the opposite side. 因此,滴下的墨水不会流动到电路板37。 Accordingly, the dropped ink does not flow to the circuit board 37.

若列举通过上述实施例得到的作用效果,其如下所示。 If the effects obtained by the exemplified embodiments described above, which is shown below.

即使从所述盒安装部分13一侧的墨水供应针71与墨盒14一侧的墨水导出部件42吻合的地方流出的墨水以毛细管现象流过上述配合部分27、28,该墨水也会被储存在由比配合部分27、28的间隙更大的间隙构成的上述空间部分29、30中。 Even where the ink cartridge 71 and the outflow 14 of the ink outlet member 42 side anastomosis mounting portion 13 side of the ink supply needle from the cartridge to flow through the capillary phenomenon the engaging portion 27, 28 will be stored in the ink It said space portion made larger than the gap clearance of the fitting portion 27, 29 and 30. 即使在该储存现象中,墨水在具有扩大了的空间容积的间隙部分也呈毛细管现象,并处于被保存在空间部分29、30中的状态。 Even in this storage phenomenon, the gap portion of the ink has an enlarged volume of space also form a capillary phenomenon, and a state of being stored in the space portion 29, 30. 因此,配合部分27、28中的墨水的流动被停止在所述空间部分29、30的地方,并防止了墨水从空间部分29、30流向进一步向前延伸的配合部分27、28。 Thus, with the ink flow is stopped portion 27, 28 where the space portion 29, 30, and prevents the ink from flowing space portion 29, 30 extending further forward mating portion 27, 28. 通过这样的对液体流动的抑制现象,可以将墨盒14的墨水污染限制在最小范围内,而且还可以防止当在盒安装部分13上装卸墨盒14时手被墨水弄脏。 With this suppression of liquid flow, contamination of the ink cartridge 14 can be limited to a minimum, but also prevented when the cartridge 13 detachably mounted on the ink container portion 14 when the hand is stained with ink.

在所述容器壳体31的前表面32a的端部和存在于最接近所述端部的地方的支撑部分43之间,设有上述空间部分29,从而,在配置于所述容器壳体31的前表面32a的范围内的空间部分29中抑制了墨水在所述配合部分27、28中的流动。 Between the end portion of the front surface 32a of the housing 31 and the container is present in the place closest to the end portion of the support portion 43 is provided with the space portion 29, whereby the housing 31 disposed in the container the range of the space portion 32a of the front surface 29 of the ink flow is suppressed in the mating portion 27, 28. 因此,可以防止墨水流到所述前表面32a的范围之外,例如流动到容器壳体31的横侧面31a处。 Thus, the ink can be prevented from flowing to the front surface 32a of the range of the outside, for example at the lateral side 31a of the housing 31 to flow into the container.

所述空间部分29被分别设在容器壳体31的前表面32a的两端部附近,从而,即使是多个上述支撑部分43被配置在容器壳体31的前表面32a上的结构,也可以在上述前表面32a的两端部附近抑制墨水的流动,可以防止墨水流到所述前表面32a的范围之外,例如流动到容器壳体31的横侧面31a处。 The space portion 29 are respectively disposed near both ends of the front surface 32a of the container body 31, so that, even when a plurality of the support portions 43 are arranged on the front surface of the structure 32a of the container case 31, can be in the vicinity of both ends of the front surface 32a of suppressing flow of ink, the ink can be prevented from flowing to the front surface 32a outside the range, for example, the lateral side 31a of the housing 31 to flow into the container.

上述多个支撑部分43被并列设在所述容器壳体31的前表面32a上,并且对应于所述各个支撑部分43,容纳有多个墨水包34。 Said plurality of support portions 43 are provided in parallel on the front surface 32a of the container case 31, and corresponds to the respective support portion 43, the ink pack 34 accommodates a plurality. 因此,因为容器壳体31内所容纳的多个墨水包34的墨水导出部件42被所配置的支撑部分43定位,所以,多个墨水包34处于在容器壳体31内正确排列的状态,并且其它墨水包34的过多重量没有集中在特定的墨水包34上,从而可以使来自各个墨水包34的墨水供应均匀。 Therefore, since a plurality of the ink pack 34 of the ink outlet member 31 of the container body 42 housed supporting portion 43 is configured by positioning, therefore, a plurality of the ink pack 34 is arranged within the container housing 31 proper state, and excessive weight other ink pack 34 is not concentrated on a specific ink pack 34, the ink can be supplied from each ink pack 34 uniform. 同时,即使在多种颜色的墨水泄漏时,也可以在所述空间部分29、30中抑制墨水沿着配合部分27、28流动。 Meanwhile, even when a plurality of colors of ink leakage, can be 29, 30 to prevent the ink flowing along the mating portions 27, 28 in the space portion.

上述空间部分30被分别设在支撑部分43的两侧,从而可以将空间部分配置在离支撑部分43更近的地方,从而可以将流过配合部分27、28的墨水的流动范围减小至最小限度。 Said space portion 30 are respectively provided on both sides of the support portion 43, so that the space portion may be disposed closer from the support portion 43 where the flow can be fitted through the flow range of the ink portion 27, 28 is reduced to a minimum limit.

由于所述配合部分27、28的配合方向被设定为壳体主体32的大致深度方向,并且在所述配合方向上看,所述空间部分29、30的间隙尺寸被设定得比所述配合部分27、28的间隙尺寸更大,所以,可以在所述配合方向上确保空间部分29、30的间隙,从而可以配置与配合部分27、28的配合结构相适合的空间部分29、30。 Since the mating direction of the mating portions 27, 28 is set to be substantially the depth direction of the housing main body 32, and viewed in the direction of the fitting gap dimension of the space portion 29, 30 is set smaller than the more mating portions 27, 28 of the gap size, it is possible to ensure the clearance space portion 29, 30 in the mating direction, it can be configured with mating mating portion 27, 28 of the phase structure for the space portion 29, 30.

由于所述配合部分27、28的配合方向被设定为壳体主体32的大致深度方向,并且在所述配合方向上看,所述空间部分29、30的间隙尺寸被设定得比所述配合部分27、28的间隙尺寸更大,所以,因为可以在与所述配合方向正交的方向上确保空间部分29、30的间隙,所以,可以配置与配合部分27、28的配合结构相适合的空间部分29、30。 Since the mating direction of the mating portions 27, 28 is set to be substantially the depth direction of the housing main body 32, and viewed in the direction of the fitting gap dimension of the space portion 29, 30 is set smaller than the with the larger size of the gap portion 27, 28, so as to ensure a space in the direction orthogonal to the portion 29, 30 with the gap, it is possible to configure the portions 27, 28 mating with mating structure adapted the space portion 29, 30.

因为所述空间部分29、30是在配合部分27、28的壳体主体部分32和/或盖壳体33的一部分上设置凹入部分29a、30a、30b而形成的,所以,相对于壳体主体部分32或盖壳体33的凹部成型的自由度被扩大,这样,可以根据流过配合部分27、28的墨水的动作形成最佳的空间部分。 Since the space portion 29, 30 in the housing body portion 27, 28 of the mating concave portion provided 29a, 30a, 30b on a portion of portion 32 and / or the cover housing 33 is formed, so that, with respect to the housing the body portion 32 or the cover housing molding recessed portion 33 is enlarged degree of freedom, so that a space portion can be formed in accordance with the optimal operation of the ink flowing through the fitting portions 27, 28.

由于所述空间部分29、30是通过设在内框部分45上的贯通部分29b来形成的,其中所述内框部分形成配合部分27、28的一部分,所以,可以向由上述贯通部分29b所形成的空间赋予墨水保存功能,并且也可以适于墨水的流动动作并以高自由度来进行所述空间部分29、30的形成。 Since the space portion 29, 30 is a through portion provided by the portion 45 of the inner frame 29b is formed, wherein a portion of said inner frame portion formed in fitting portion 27, 28, it is possible to by the portion 29b of the through- imparting ink storing space forming function, and may be adapted to flow and the operation of the ink to form a high degree of freedom of the space portion 29, 30.

所述支撑部分43是通过使形成在壳体主体部分32一侧的下侧支撑部分43a和形成在盖壳体33一侧的上侧支撑部分43b吻合而构成的,并设有收纳口43c,用于收纳支撑部分43的前表面部分上所形成的所述液体导入部件71,并且配置所述配合部分27、28,使得所述配合部分27、28横穿收纳口43c。 The support portion 43 is formed by the support portion 43a and a support portion 43b is formed in the cover 33 fit the upper side of the housing is configured in a lower portion of the housing body 32 side, and a receiving opening 43c, on the front surface of the liquid receiving portion for the support portion 43 of the introducing member 71 is formed, and the fitting portion 27, 28 arranged such that the mating portions 27, 28 across the receiving opening 43c. 因此,因为通过使盖壳体33吻合在壳体主体部分32上来形成支撑部分43和所述收纳口43c,所以,对于结构简化来说很有效。 Thus, since the housing 33 by the cover fit onto the housing body portion 32 formed in the support portion 43 and the receiving opening 43c, so that a simplified structure is very effective. 而且,因为所述配合部分27、28,即壳体主体部分32与盖壳体33的割线横切收纳口43c,所以,在墨水以飞沫等飞溅的地方附近存在配合部分27、28,能够使得墨水可靠地在配合部分27、28中流动,进而可以防止在与配合部分27、28相连的空间部分29、30中流动。 Further, since the fitting portion 27, i.e., the housing body portion 32 and cover housing 33 transverse secant receiving opening 43c, so that, where the ink is present in the vicinity of droplets splashed like fitting portion 27, 28, so that the ink can be reliably fitted portion 27, 28 to flow, and thus can be prevented from flowing in the space portion 27, 28 connected with the mating portions 29, 30.

因为所述墨水包34是由具有柔性的薄膜材料构成的包,所以,可以将由于墨水的重量而易于变形的袋状的包可靠地容纳在墨盒14内。 Since the ink pack 34 is composed of a flexible bag made of film material, it may be due to the weight of the ink and the easily deformable bag-shaped package is reliably housed in the ink cartridge 14.

如以上所述,根据本实施例还可以获得如下效果。 As described above, according to this embodiment can also be obtained the following effects.

(1)对于墨盒14,通过将电路板37配置在废墨回收口44a的相反侧的一端,可以在废墨回收口44a的周围有墨水滴下或飞溅的情况下,避免电路板37受到影响。 (1) ink cartridge 14, by the circuit board 37 disposed on the opposite end side of the waste ink recovery port 44a may be in the waste ink recovery port have peripheral 44a is under the ink dripping or splashing, prevent the circuit board 37 is affected.

(2)对于墨盒14,当将墨盒14连接在连接部分49上时,在基板容纳凹槽46中设置电路板37,使得所述电路板37处于与支撑部分43(墨水供应口42a)的中心线L1相同的位置,或比其更靠上的位置。 (2) ink cartridge 14, when the ink cartridge 14 when connecting the connecting portion 49 on the substrate receiving recess 46 provided in the circuit board 37, circuit board 37 is such that the center of the support portion 43 (ink supply port 42a) of the same position as lines L1, or at a position closer than that. 因此,可以在支撑部分43的周围有墨水滴下或飞溅的情况下,避免电路板37受到影响。 Accordingly, the peripheral portion 43 is supported in a case where the ink dripping or splashing, prevent the circuit board 37 is affected.

(3)对于墨盒14,将电路板37设在与墨盒14上所设的支撑部分43或废墨回收口44a的形成面正交的位置上。 (3) ink cartridge 14, the circuit board 37 is provided at a position on the ink container 14 is provided with a support face portion 43 is formed a waste ink recovery port 44a or orthogonal on. 因此,可以在支撑部分43或废墨回收口44a的周围有墨水滴下或飞溅的情况下,避免电路板37受到影响。 Accordingly, the support portion 43 or the waste ink recovery port 44a of the case where there is ink around dripping or splashing, prevent the circuit board 37 is affected.

(4)对于墨盒14,在基板容纳凹槽46(电路板37)的附近和废墨回收口44a的附近,即墨盒14的两侧分别设有定位孔51。 (4) ink cartridge 14, the receiving groove 46 nearby the substrate and the waste ink recovery port (circuit board 37) of 44a, i.e., on both sides of the ink cartridge 14 is provided with positioning holes 51, respectively. 因此,使得将墨盒14安装在打印机11(连接部分49)上时的负荷的平衡很均匀。 Therefore, such the ink cartridge 14 is mounted in the printer 11 (connecting portion 49) when the load balancing is very uniform. 因此,可以将墨盒14的安装方向保持恒定不变,从而稳定地进行安装。 Accordingly, the mounting direction of the ink cartridge 14 remains constant, thus stably mounted. 而且,可以将电路板37与主体一侧端子配置部分50的端子机构高精度地连接起来。 Further, the circuit board 37 and the main body side terminal can be configured to the terminal mechanism part 50 is connected with high precision.

(5)对于墨盒14,由于支撑部分43被配置在前表面32a的中央部分,所以,在只有废墨回收口44a位于一端的状态下,向打印机11上安装时的插入负荷偏向废墨回收口44a一侧。 (5) The ink cartridge 14, since the supporting portion 43 is disposed on the front surface 32a of the central portion, therefore, only the ink recovery port 44a at one end state waste, the waste ink recovery port toward the insertion load when the printer 11 is mounted on 44a side. 但是,在本实施例中,夹着支撑部分43,并在废墨回收口44a的相反一侧的一端配置电路板37,从而,通过连接端子37a与连接结构连接时的负荷来提高整体平衡。 However, in the present embodiment, the support portion 43 interposed therebetween, and disposed at one end of the circuit board 37 opposite to the waste ink recovery port 44a, thereby, to improve the overall load is balanced by a connection terminal 37a and the connection structure.

(6)废墨回收口44a形成在壳体主体部分32上,而废墨导入部分44b则形成在盖壳体33上,其中所述废墨导入部分44b中插入并啮合有连接部分49的导入连通部分72。 (6) the waste ink recovery port 44a is formed in the housing body portion 32, and the waste ink inlet portion 44b is formed on the housing cover 33, wherein said waste ink inlet portion 44b is inserted into and engaged with a lead-in portion 49 is connected communication portion 72. 另一方面,电路板37被安装在壳体主体部分32上。 On the other hand, the circuit board 37 is mounted on the housing body portion 32. 因为可能发生墨水泄漏的部分(废墨导入部分44b)和应该保护不受墨水污染的部件(电路板37)分别设置在分开的盖壳体33和壳体主体部分32上,所以,例如即使在废墨导入部分44b发生了墨水泄漏,也可以使墨水流到电路板37的可能性大大地减少。 Because the portion (waste ink inlet portion 44b) and the ink leakage may occur member (circuit board 37) should be protected from contamination of the ink are provided on a separate housing cover 33 and the housing body portion 32, so that, for example, even in the waste ink inlet portion 44b of the ink leakage occurs, the ink may be the possibility of flow to the circuit board 37 is greatly reduced.

另外,本发明的实施例也可以如下变化。 Further, embodiments of the present invention may be varied as follows.

在所述实施例中,容纳的墨水包34是六个,但并不限于该数目,例如,也可以是1~5个或7个以上。 In the illustrated embodiment, the ink pack 34 is housed six, but is not limited to this number, for example, it may be more than 1 to 5 or 7.

在所述实施例中,是利用在板状的电路板37上设置半导体存储装置和连接端子的结构来进行说明的,但是,采用FPC(柔性打印衬底),并在其一端设置连接端子,在另一端具与该连接端子连接的半导体存储装置的结构也可以,在基板容纳凹槽46中配置连接端子,并将设置了半导体存储装置的另一端配置在壳体主体的其它侧壁上也可以。 In the illustrated embodiment, is provided by using a semiconductor memory device and a connecting terminal structure in the plate-shaped circuit board 37 will be described, but using an FPC (flexible printed substrate), and a connection terminal disposed at one end thereof, structure of the semiconductor memory device having the other end connected to the connecting terminal may be also arranged in the connecting terminal 46, and the other side wall and the other end is provided a semiconductor memory device disposed in the housing body of the substrate receiving recess can.

所述各个实施例是以喷墨式打印机为对象的,但是,根据本发明而得到的安装了墨盒的液体喷射装置不仅仅是以用于喷墨式打印机的墨水为对象的,也可以喷射胶水、指甲油(manicure)、导电性液体(液体金属)等。 The various embodiments of the liquid ejecting apparatus is an ink jet printer cartridge of the object, however, according to the present invention is obtained not only installed to an ink for ink jet printers as objects, the glue can be injected , nail polish (Manicure), the conductive liquid (liquid metal) and the like. 而且,在所述实施例中,虽然是对使用了作为液体之一的墨水的喷墨式打印机进行说明,但是,也可全盘适用于打印机、传真机、复印机等图像记录装置中所用的记录头;液晶显示器等的滤色镜的制造中所使用的有色材料喷头;有机EL显示器、FED(面发光显示器)等的电极的形成中所使用的电极材料喷头;生物芯片制造中所使用的生物有机体喷头;精密球管的样品喷射头等用于喷出液体的液体喷头。 Further, in the embodiment, although the ink is used as one of a liquid ink jet printer is described, however, also be applied to the overall recording head of the printer, a facsimile machine, a copier image recording apparatus used in ; colored material spray head used in manufacturing color filters of liquid crystal displays and the like; organic EL display, an electrode material nozzle is formed (face emitting display) or the like of the electrode FED used; biological organisms head manufacturing biochips used; precision sample tube for the liquid ejecting head of the liquid ejecting head.

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1.一种液体容器,其特征在于,在使壳体主体部分与盖壳体配合而成的容器壳体内,容纳有液体储存部分,所述液体储存部分包括用于导出所储存的液体的液体导出部件;在所述容器壳体的前表面设有支撑部分,用于固定所述液体导出部件;所述壳体主体部分与盖壳体的配合部分以横穿所述支撑部分的状态被配置;在所述配合部分中的支撑部分附近形成空间部分,所述空间部分的间隙比形成在所述配合部分中的间隙大。 1. A liquid container, characterized in that the housing body portion and the cover of the housing formed with the container housing containing a liquid in the liquid storage portion comprises a liquid storage portion for deriving the stored liquid deriving means; supporting portion is provided on the front surface of the container housing, for fixing the liquid outlet members; state mating portion of the housing body portion and the cover housing to support the transverse portion is arranged ; large gap in the vicinity of the support portion is formed with the space portion, the space portion than the gap formed in the fitting portion.
2.如权利要求1所述的液体容器,其中,在所述容器壳体内容纳有多个液体储存部分;设置多个所述支撑部分,以分别固定所述液体储存部分的所述液体导出部件;在所述容器壳体的所述前表面的端部和所述多个支撑部分中最靠近所述端部的一个支撑部分之间设置所述空间部分。 The liquid container according to claim 1, wherein, in the housing container accommodates a plurality of liquid storage portions; providing a plurality of said support portions, respectively fixed to the liquid in the liquid storage portion of the outlet member ; at the end of the front surface of the container body and said plurality of support portions provided in the space portion between a support portion closest to the end portion.
3.如权利要求2所述的液体容器,其中,设置多个所述空间部分,所述空间部分分别位于所述容器壳体前表面的两端部附近。 The liquid container according to claim 2, wherein a plurality of the space portion, the space portion are respectively located near both ends of the front surface of the container housing.
4.如权利要求3所述的液体容器,其中,所述多个所述支撑部分在所述容器壳体的所述前表面上排列成一排;所述液体储存部分包括对应所述各个支撑部分容纳在所述容器客体内的多个液体包。 The liquid container according to claim 3, wherein the plurality of support portions arranged in a row on the front surface of the container housing; the liquid storage portion includes a portion corresponding to said respective support receiving a plurality of packages of liquid within the container object.
5.如权利要求1所述的液体容器,其中,设置多个所述空间部分,所述空间部分分别位于所述支撑部分的两侧。 The liquid container according to claim 1, wherein a plurality of the space portion, the space portion on each side of the support portion.
6.如权利要求1所述的液体容器,其中,所述配合部分的配合方向被设定在所述壳体主体部分的大致深度方向;在所述配合方向上看,所述空间部分的间隙尺寸被设定得比所述配合部分的间隙尺寸大。 Gap space portion as seen in the mating direction, said; liquid container as claimed in claim 1, wherein the mating direction of the mating portion is set in the body portion of the housing substantially in the depth direction size is set larger than the size of the portion with the large gap.
7.如权利要求1所述的液体容器,其中,所述配合部分的配合方向被设定在壳体主体部分的大致深度方向;在与所述配合方向大致垂直的方向上看,所述空间部分的间隙尺寸被设定得比所述配合部分的间隙尺寸大。 The liquid container according to claim 1, wherein the mating direction of the mating portion is set substantially in the depth direction of the body portion of the housing; viewed in a direction substantially perpendicular to the mating direction, the space gap size is set to be larger than the portion with the large size of the gap portion.
8.如权利要求1所述的液体容器,其中,所述空间部分是在所述配合部分的所述壳体主体部分和/或所述盖壳体部分的一部分上设置凹入部分而形成的。 8. The liquid container according to claim 1, wherein the space portion is in said mating portion of said housing body portion and / or the recessed portion is provided on a portion of the cover portion of the housing is formed .
9.如权利要求1所述的液体容器,其中,所述空间部分由贯通部分来形成,其中所述贯通部分设置在形成配合部分的一部分的壁部件上。 9. The liquid container according to claim 1, wherein the space portion is formed by the penetration portion, wherein the through portion is provided in the upper wall member is formed of a portion of the fitting portion.
10.如权利要求1所述的液体容器,其中,所述支撑部分是通过使形成在所述壳体主体部分上的下侧支撑部分和形成在所述盖壳体一侧的上侧支撑部分配合而构成的;在所述支撑部分的所述前表面部分形成有接收口,用于接收一液体导入部件;所述配合部分被设置成横穿所述接收口。 10. The liquid container according to claim 1, wherein said support portion is formed by portions of the housing on the body side support portion is formed on the lower and upper side of the housing cover on one side of the support portion It constituted with; receiving opening formed in the front surface portion of the supporting portion, for receiving a liquid introducing member; said engaging portion is arranged to traverse the reception opening.
11.如权利要求1所述的液体容器,其中,所述液体储存部分是由具有柔性的薄膜材料构成的液体包。 11. The liquid container according to claim 1, wherein said liquid coating liquid storage portion is constituted by a flexible film material.
12.一种可装卸地安装在液体喷射装置中液体容器,所述液体容器包括:电路板,在所述电路板上安装有存储液体信息的存储装置;废液回收部分,所述废液回收部分收集来自所述液体喷射装置的废液;废液回收口,所述废液回收口与所述废液回收部分相通,并形成在所述液体容器的侧面的一端部;所述电路板位于所述液体容器的侧面的与所述废液回收口相对的另一端部。 12. A detachably mounted on a liquid ejecting apparatus, the liquid container, the liquid container comprising: a circuit board mounted on the circuit board information storage means for storing a liquid; waste recovery section, the waste liquid recovering fractions were collected from the waste liquid ejecting apparatus; waste recovery port, the waste liquid collecting port in communication with the waste liquid recovery section, and is formed in an end portion of the side surface of said liquid container; said circuit board is located the other end of the waste liquid recovery port opposite sides of the liquid container.
13.如权利要求12所述的液体容器,其特征在于,其中,所述电路板配置在一容纳凹入部分的内表面上,所述容纳凹入部分从所述液体容器的侧面凹入设置的,并位于构成所述液体容器的壳体主体的底面上。 13. The liquid container according to claim 12, wherein, wherein said circuit board is disposed on the inner surface of a concave portion of the receiving, receiving said recessed portion is recessed from the side surface of the liquid container and located on the bottom surface of the housing body constituting the liquid container.
14.如权利要求12所述的液体容器,所述液体容器还包括,在其中容纳了液体的液体储存袋,所述液体储存袋具有导出部件;在所述侧面的中央部分设有供应口,用于支撑所述导出部件,其中,所述电路板被设置在这样的位置,当所述液体容器被安装到所述液体喷射装置中并被使用的状态下,所述电路板等于或高于所述供应口的中心轴的位置。 14. The liquid container according to claim 12, further comprising a liquid container, in which the liquid receiving storage bag of liquid, the liquid containing bag having outlet member; supply port is provided in a central portion of the side surface, means for supporting said deriving, wherein the circuit board is disposed at such a position, when the state where the liquid container is mounted to the liquid ejecting apparatus and is used at or above the circuit board the position of the central axis of the supply port.
15.如权利要求12所述的液体容器,其还包括,多个液体储存袋,每个液体储存袋具有一个导出部件;多个供应口,所述供应口设置在所述侧面的中央部分,分别用于支撑所述导出部件,其中,所述电路板被设置在这样的位置,当所述液体容器被安装到所述液体喷射装置中并被使用的状态下,所述电路板等于或高于所述供应口的中心轴的位置。 15. The liquid container according to claim 12, further comprising a plurality of liquid storing bags, each having a fluid reservoir bag outlet member; a plurality of supply ports, the supply port disposed at a central portion of said side surface, said support member for respectively deriving, wherein the circuit board is disposed at such a position, when the liquid container is mounted to the state of the liquid ejecting apparatus and used next, the circuit board is equal to or higher supplying to the location of the central axis of the opening.
16.如权利要求14所述的液体容器,其特征在于,其中,所述液体储存袋是将两片柔性薄膜的四个边熔接而形成的。 16. The liquid container according to claim 14, wherein, wherein the liquid storage bag is welded to the four sides of two flexible films are formed.
17.如权利要求12所述的液体容器,其特征在于,其中,在所述电路板的附近和所述废液回收口的附近的侧面上,分别设有用于定位的定位孔,其中当把所述液体容器向所述液体喷射装置上安装时,设置于所述液体喷射装置上的定位销配合插入所述定位孔中。 17. The liquid container according to claim 12, wherein, wherein, on the side near the vicinity of the waste liquid recovery opening and the circuit board, positioning holes for positioning are provided, wherein when the when the liquid container is mounted onto the liquid ejecting apparatus, the positioning pin is provided on the liquid ejection apparatus is inserted into the positioning hole fitted.
18.一种液体容器,其可装卸地安装在液体喷射装置上,所述液体容器包括:存储装置,用于存储液体信息;连接端子,连接在所述存储装置上,并与形成在所述液体喷射装置上的端子连接;废液回收部分,所述废液回收部分用于收集来自液体喷射装置的废液;其中,在所述液体容器的侧面的一端形成与所述废液回收部分连通的废液回收口,并且所述连接端子设置在所述侧面的与所述废液回收口相对的另一端部上。 18. A liquid container detachably mounted on a liquid ejecting apparatus, the liquid container comprising: a storage means for storing information of the liquid; a connection terminal, connected to the storage means, and is formed in the terminal connected to the liquid ejecting apparatus; waste recovery section, the waste liquid collecting portion for collecting waste liquid from the liquid ejecting apparatus; wherein the side surface formed at one end of said liquid container communicates with the waste liquid recovery section waste liquid recovery port, and the connection terminal is disposed at the other end of the side surface of the waste liquid recovery port opposite.
19.如权利要求18所述的液体容器,其中,所述连接端子被形成在容纳凹入部分的内表面上,所述容纳凹入部分是从所述侧面凹入设置的,并位于构成液体容器的壳体主体的底面上。 19. The liquid container according to claim 18, wherein the connection terminal is formed on the inner surface of the receiving recess portion, said receiving portion is recessed from the side surface is recessed and located constituting the liquid the bottom surface of the case body of the container.
20.如权利要求18所述的液体容器,其中,在所述连接端子的附近和所述废液回收口的附近的侧面上设置有定位孔;当把所述液体容器安装到所述液体喷射装置上时,设置于所述液体喷射装置上的定位销配合插入所述定位孔中。 20. The liquid container according to claim 18, wherein, in the vicinity of the side surface of the connection terminal and near the waste liquid recovery opening is provided with a positioning hole; when said liquid container is mounted to the liquid ejecting when the means of positioning pins provided on the liquid ejection apparatus is inserted into the positioning hole fitted.
21.一种液体容器,包括:壳体主体;盖壳体,所述盖壳体与壳体主体配合,以便在所述壳体主体和所述盖壳体之间形成一内部空间,且所述盖壳体具有一废液回收口;电路板,设在所述壳体主体上;废液储存部分,被配置在所述内部空间中,并与所述废液回收口连通;液体储存部分,具有被配置在所述内部空间内的袋部分,和与所述袋部分连通的液体导出口。 21. A liquid container, comprising: a housing body; a cover housing, said cover housing mating with the housing body, so as to form an interior space between the housing body and the cover housing, and the said housing having a cover waste collection port; a circuit board disposed on the housing body; waste reservoir portion, is disposed in the internal space and communicating with the waste liquid collecting port; liquid storage portion , having disposed within the interior space of the bag portion, and a liquid outlet communicating with the bag portion.
22.如权利要求21所述的液体容器,其中,所述废液储存部分被配置在所述盖壳体上,并由所述盖壳体的一壁和附在所述盖壳体上的薄膜形成。 22. The liquid container according to claim 21, wherein said waste liquid storage portion is arranged on said housing cover, by the wall of the housing and the cover attached to the housing cover film formation.
23.如权利要求21所述的液体容器,其中,所述电路板被配置在所述壳体主体的外表面上。 23. The liquid container according to claim 21, wherein the circuit board is disposed on an outer surface of the housing body.
24.如权利要求21所述的液体容器,还包括:第一和第二定位孔,彼此横向分开配置,并至少配置在所述壳体主体部分和盖壳体中的一个上,其中,当盖壳体与壳体主体部分配合时,所述电路板和所述废液回收口分别配置在所述第一和第二定位孔附近。 24. The liquid container according to claim 21, further comprising: first and second positioning holes, arranged laterally spaced from each other, and at least a portion disposed in said housing body and a cover of the housing, wherein, when when the cover housing mating with the housing body portion, the circuit board and the waste liquid recovery ports are disposed in the vicinity of the first and second positioning holes.
25.如权利要求21所述的液体容器,其中,所述液体容器具有多个液体储存部分,并且,从和配置所述液体导出口的平面正交的方向上看,所述液体储存部分的所述液体导出口被配置在所述电路板和所述废液回收口之间。 25. The liquid container according to claim 21, wherein a plurality of said liquid container having a liquid storage portion, and, from the plane and arranged perpendicular to the direction of the liquid outlet port point of view, the liquid storage portion the liquid outlet port is disposed between the circuit board and the waste liquid collecting port.
26.一种液体容器,可装卸地安装在液体喷射装置上,所述液体容器包括:连接端子,与形成在所述液体喷射装置上的端子连接;和废液回收部分,用于收集来自液体喷射装置的废液;其中,与所述废液回收部分连通的废液回收口被形成在所述液体容器的侧面的一端,所述连接端子被设置在所述侧面的与所述废液回收口相对的另一端。 26. A liquid container detachably mounted on a liquid ejecting apparatus, the liquid container comprising: a connection terminal, a terminal connected to the liquid ejecting apparatus is formed; and a waste liquid collecting portion for collecting liquid from waste liquid ejecting apparatus; wherein the waste liquid collecting port in communication with the waste liquid collecting portion is formed at one end side of the liquid container, the waste liquid is connected to the terminal is provided on the side surface of the recovery opening the opposite end.
27.如权利要求26所述的液体容器,其中,所述连接端子被形成在容纳凹入部分的内表面,所述容纳凹入部分是从所述侧面凹入设置的,并位于构成所述液体容器的壳体主体的底面上。 27. The liquid container according to claim 26, wherein the connection terminal is formed in the inner surface of the concave receiving portion, the receiving portion is recessed from the side surface is recessed and the configuration located the bottom surface of the case body of the liquid container.
28.如权利要求26所述的液体容器,其还包括,在所述连接端子的附近和所述废液回收口的附近的侧面上分别设置的定位孔,其中当把所述液体容器安装到所述液体喷射装置上时,设置于所述液体喷射装置上的定位销配合插入到所述定位孔中。 28. The liquid container according to claim 26, further comprising a positioning hole on the side near the vicinity of said connecting port and said waste liquid collecting terminals are provided, wherein when said liquid container is mounted to the when the liquid ejecting apparatus, the positioning pins provided in the liquid ejection apparatus fitted into said positioning hole.
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